Growing up in a small Canadian town of Timmins, Ontario, Shania Twain dreamed of becoming a recording star. At the age of 22, already a polished singer, she left her hometown for Toronto to pursue a musical career. But soon Shania was forced to put her dreams on hold: her parents were killed in a car accident, and she had to return to Timmins to raise her younger siblings.
That setback probed temporary. In 1993 she released her self-titled debut album, which achieved modest success on the country charts. Two years later, with her new husband, producer Robert "Mutt" Lange, Shania released The Woman In Me. Though the album pushed the boundaries of country music and upset the staid Nashville establishment, ordinary fans responded enthusiastically.
Shania's 1997 follow-up, Come on Over, became a crossover megahit, selling 12 million copies within a year, The winner of numerous awards, including 3 Grammys, Shania Twain remains a favourite of music fans all around the world.
Series: Overcoming Adversity S.
For Ages: 11 - 17 years old
For Grades: 6 - 12
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.435