It’s going to be a party for more than just two at this year’s Grey Cup in Ottawa! Country star Shania Twain will headline the halftime show at the big game on Nov 26. The announcement was made during the Ottawa Redblacks and Edmonton Eskimos showdown on Aug 10.
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) August 11, 2017
The 51-year-old is no stranger to the Grey Cup. In 2002, Shania played its halftime show in Edmonton only days after her album UP! was released. Her upcoming album NOW debuts on Sept 29, just two months shy of her performance this year.
In a media release, the “Come On Over” singer gushed, “It’s an absolute honour to return to the Grey Cup stage in the nation’s capital during Canada’s 150 th birthday,” she continued, “I’m thrilled to be coming home and being a part of the country’s biggest annual party.”
Her performance will mark a triumphant return to music after a battle with Lyme disease left her unable to sing. Over the past few years, Shania has opened up about her struggle with dysphonia, a condition linked to the disease. The GRAMMY award winner explained to the Los Angeles Times that she’s went through extensive physical therapy to get her voice back before the start of her residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The #SummerOfShania kicked off last with the release of the video for one of her new tracks “Life’s About To Get Good.” While the summery song is about living in the moment and looking to the future, the Canadian star used the video as an opportunity to close a few chapters in her life, including her marriage to producer Mutt Lang.