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Shania Twain fights through the fear to deliver her first album in 15 years

The Canadian country star opens up about the fear of writing a new album, battling Lyme disease and vocal problems, and how optimism has been the key to her survival.
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It had been 15 years since Shania Twain released an album, but she is finally back and feeling "beyond ready" for fans to hear her new music. Now is the followup to 2002's Up! and it marks a lot of changes for Twain. In addition to all the songs being penned by Twain, Now notably excludes the singer's former husband, songwriting partner and producer, Mutt Lange. It's also Twain's return to the studio after nearly losing her voice and being diagnosed with dysphonia and Lyme disease. 

Today, Twain speaks to Tom Power about her fear of writing a new album, battling Lyme disease and vocal problems, and how optimism has been the key to her survival.

Canadian country star Shania Twain with Tom Power in Montreal, Que. (Mitch Pollock/CBC)
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— Produced by Mitch Pollock

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