Shania Twain has been semi-retired from performing on the Canadian stage since 2004, but the megawatt Ontarian chanteuse is back, making a splashy return at the 2014 Calgary Stampede.
In an exclusive interview with the Calgary Herald, the 48-year-old singer revealed that her Las Vegas show at Caesars – which ends in July 2014 – won’t be the last opportunity to see her belt out favourites like "You're Still The One."
“[We’re] looking at some dates already, probably in the spring,” Shania hinted, opening up discussion to a possible forthcoming tour.
But touring has been on hold for many reasons, including a bout of the vocal ailment dysphonia, which she has since overcome.
Shania, who is currently featured on a Canadian postage stamp, said in the interview, “it’s my priority this year and I will be in the studio as soon as I can get in, get my ducks in a row – I’m working on it all the time right now.”
There’s some question about whether Shania’s famous voice has a place in the current state of country music, but the pop star isn’t worried.
“Back onstage has been very natural, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be,” Shania notes. “I’m enjoying the singing and I think my voice has a lot of qualities it didn’t even have before which is interesting. And I look forward to putting that down on record.”
This is the “From This Moment On” vocalist’s first time at the Stampede and she’s taking the stage on July 9 and 10.
From there, the touring dates are still a mystery and the album is still in flux, but she’ll re-enter the Canadian stage at an event in Prince Edward Island this August.