Shania Twain is the Reason I am a Country Music Fan

I am so, so happy today because Shania Twain is officially back. The fact that she premiered her brilliant new single ‘Life’s About To Get Good’ during her incredible Stagecoach Festival set last night has made my week.

She is without doubt the reason I am a huge country music fan today. I was introduced to her music when I was around 8-years-old which is about the time she released her last album ‘Up!’, by my older brothers.

Since then I have been attached to the genre and now support a host of country stars including the likes of Ward Thomas,  Lady Antebellum, Kevin McGuire, Sarah Darling, and Una Healy.  But Shania is the only reason I got into country in the first place and I am forever thankful to her for that.

I think it’s the same for a lot of people in my age group as she made the genre accessible and fun to young people, with super catchy pop crossover hits such as ‘I’m Gonna Getcha Good’ and ‘Ka-Ching!’. And now her new single ‘Life’s About To Get Good’ will introduce a whole host of young kids the genre.

I am over the moon she is officially back and you can just tell she has fallen back in love with making music and performing live again. I just hope she announces a world tour soon which includes a London or preferably Cardiff date as it would be a dream to see her live.

Shania Twain is a true icon of music and she has inspired so many country and pop singers around the world and opened the genre to fans from everywhere to fall in love with country. She is just incredible.

I am so excited for her new album to drop this September. Shania Twain is back and sounding better than ever.

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Una Healy and Sam Palladio Sound So Good Together

Homegrown country music is really starting to find a home in the UK and I couldn’t be happier. But I was never expecting to fall in love with the former The Saturdays singer Una Healy’s voice, but her debut release ‘Stay My Love’ is beautiful.

The fact that her own stuff is so different to what she was creating when part of the group is fantastic, and proves how talented she really is. It would have been easy for her to carry on in the pop music genre but to do what she really loves and go back to her roots by releasing country/folk is amazing.

Her debut solo single ‘Stay My Love’ which features the star of US music drama Nashville Sam Palladio, is sublime. Their vocals sound so good together.

After one listen I quickly downloaded the track and I am having Una Healy’s debut album ‘The Waiting Game’ for my birthday. The LP is out on the 10th of February and my birthday is on the 14th.

I cannot wait to hear the full album and I am so excited that there is yet another homegrown country music artist on the scene.

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