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Guest Shania Twain

In the history of country music, perhaps no artist has changed the game as drastically as Shania Twain. Before Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood, it was Shania who bared her midriff, straddled the separate worlds of pop and country and became the biggest female country artist of all time.

Growing up in Timmins, Ontario, Shania's family struggled to put food on the table. But there was always music. At eight years old, Shania was performing in bars and at 13, she was on 'The Tommy Hunter Show.' Then at 22, tragedy. Shania's parents were killed in a car accident and she was left to raise her younger siblings. Eventually, she set her sights on Nashville - and in 1993, she hooked up with producer Mutt Lange, who had a string of hits with Bryan Adams and Def Leppard. Six months later, they were married. And then, they made music history.

Shania's album 'The Woman In Me' sold 18 million copies. Her follow-up 'Come On Over' was the most successful album ever by a female artist and the top-selling country record of all time. But at the top of her game, Shania left the spotlight and in 2008, she and Mutt Lange divorced.

Now, she's back. Remarried, with her own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network and a new autobiography. 'From This Moment On' recounts her difficult childhood, the betrayal that ended her marriage and the events that made her who she is.

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