Transcript for Shania Twain says she's an introvert
selling female artist in country music history, that's right, and she's also a five-time grammy award winner. Please welcome the one and only Shania twain. Oh, my gosh, nice to meet you. Nice to see you. Please. Yes. Oh, my gosh. You know, we're both big fans. I've been walking around all morning going, oh, I feel like a woman. I'm such a huge fan of yours, girl. So many times in the car I've been going through stuff, I put on "Get you good" and I get 'em good, girl. Yes. There's something we want to congratulate you on but we want to start off by saying congratulations on the raptors. Big championship win. Are you a big raptors fan? Of course. I'm a Canadian. This is big history for us. And the game was very exciting. It was very close. I'm just really glad that we won though and I know that Toronto and certainly most of Canada didn't sleep that night. Yeah. I've seen Canadians party when stuff happens. Hockey, girl, one time I was in Vancouver and they won -- no, they didn't win. Girl, the windows was busted out in the stores. I said y'all don't play about this hockey. No. It was crazy. Now, Shania, you took a break for 15 years. 15 years we've been without you. What was that like for you just taking that break, and then how does it feel to come back? Well, it was a forced break because I wasn't able to sing for all those years. I had finished my last tour which I believe was "Up" at the time and I could barely yell out for my dog, you know. I couldn't get any volume. I couldn't -- Really? I couldn't express anything. Oh, my gosh. So I just couldn't sing for the longest time and I thought maybe I would never sing again. Why? I got Lyme disease and I didn't realize that that was affecting my voice. I just thought my voice was tired. I had been on the road too long. But then as the years went by I'm thinking, no, it's not that. So finally a neurologist determined that the nerves were damaged and that affects the control of your vocal chords. So it's been a long journey in therapy to get a handle on it. I have to do a lot more work now pre-shows. So I can't sing spontaneously the way I would love to be able to do. That must have been hard. Very, very hard. It's been a long road, but you know what, I'm just so grateful that I have found a way to do it. Yes. So am I. We are too. How does it feel taking that stage again? I would imagine it's probably ten times even better because of what you have overcome. That's the thing. It feels amazing taking my power back, the ownership of taking on the challenge of something that scared me so much, trying to do something that I really wasn't sure I was going to be able to do. I forced myself through it and now I'm on the other side of the fear, so I'm -- I'll be recording another album. Yes! Not only that but you just announced -- really big news -- you just announced you're going to do another Vegas residency for two years, two years. This is your second time in Vegas so how is this show going to differ from the last one? Oh gosh. The first show, my first residency in Las Vegas was a big test. Could I do it? That was really the challenge of courage for me. But I was focused more on the performance and whether or not I was going to be able to do that. I was involved with the creative elements of it of course. This time around I'm through that fear challenge and all those obstacles so I'm going to focus all of my energy and my emotions into the production. So I'm going to be way more involved with the production. I have all kinds of plans for a fun, let your hair down show. Yes, yes. I want to know because I feel like so much of your music is female empowerment and just makes you feel inspired. That's why I love your music so much. Is that who you are? Are you that confident, gonna get you type of attitude? It's not my attitude outside of singing. Really? No. I'm really quite shy. What sign are you? I'm Virgo. What? Are you Virgo? I'm a Virgo too! Yes! I knew there was a reason why you're so fabulous. Oh, my gosh, so you're more shyer? I'm more shy. I'm an expressive person but I express myself through my music and that's where I put it all in. An extrovert through music. I'm an extrovert in my music, absolutely. Outside of that I really need -- I'm shy and I have a lot of stage fright and I don't like to be in the spotlight. So being in concert really makes me feel comfortable because, well first of all, getting out there is terrifying. But once I'm out there with the fans then I feel like we're all together. That's the way I --
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