Film premieres July 26th
Global Icon Shania Twain’s Not Just A Girl, a new, career-spanning documentary produced by Mercury Studios and directed by Joss Crowley, will be available Tuesday, July 26th on Netflix. Since the ’90s, Twain has led the way as a genre-defying, iconic, and empowered female, who has smashed records, amassed an enormous international fanbase, and generated a catalog of some of the biggest hits that have stood the test of time.
Not Just A Girl takes viewers from her humble beginnings in Timmins, Ontario, where she was raised poor and inspired by the story of Dolly Parton, through her initial record label signing in Nashville, and onto her career-defining moment meeting her future husband and rock producer Mutt Lange ahead of writing, recording and releasing her breakthrough album The Woman In Me. Produced by Mercury Studios, the documentary features studio session footage from throughout her career and new interviews with the Queen of Country Pop at home. The documentary is a definitive look at the making of one of the world’s most adored superstars and fashion-forward female pioneers in pop, country, and rock. The doc brings us right up to the present day and the recording of Twain’s forthcoming sixth record.
Not Just A Girl is the story of a woman who wanted to make her own way, completely independent of anyone else; the story of an artist who took enormous risks. Among the guest voices in the doc are Lionel Richie, Diplo, Avril Lavigne, and Orville Peck.
“She was a trailblazer,” says Lionel Richie.
Peck shares, “She paved the way for musicians everywhere.”
The film traces her emergence as a crossover artist, defying the stereotypes of what it took to be a country star, and takes viewers through her vision during Come On Over to become a global pop phenomenon. Twain took universal ideas of confidence, femininity, and self-discovery and made them relatable.
“Shania Twain brought a rebellious spirit to the genre that hadn’t existed for a couple of decades,” says music journalist Eve Barlow.
It also touches on Twain’s impact on the LGBTQ+ community and artists across every genre today.
“She reached through the stereo and made me feel safe when I was a young kid,” adds Peck.
In addition to the documentary, Twain will release a compilation album entitled Not Just A Girl (The Highlights) via Mercury Nashville/UMe, which includes a new bonus title track, alongside some of her biggest hits in order of appearance in the documentary. Not Just A Girl (The Highlights) will also be available digitally on July 26th with physical becoming available on September 2nd.
Twain will close this year’s Boots and Hearts festival on August 7th with fellow Canadian female powerhouses Lindsay Ell and Robyn Ottolini.
“As a Canadian team focused on representing Canada in the global festival market, we’re honored to host a Canadian country superstar on Canadian soil to celebrate everything she’s done for our genre,” shares Brooke Dunford, Director of Booking and Brand Strategy, Republic Live. “For many of our fans and fellow artists, Shania Twain has had a big impact on what we know and love about country music… We’re extremely proud of all the female artists in our line-up, and we’re excited to showcase their talents alongside the Queen of Country. There’s no doubt the theme for 2022 is LET’S GO GIRLS!”
Also in the news, Twain will receive the ACM Poet’s Award, which is given to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music, August 24th in Nashville.
Twain has been awarded five Grammys and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. She’s known as the “Queen of Country Pop” and is one of the best selling artists of all time.
Twain is among the 2022 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees, along with Brad Paisley, Pam Tillis, Kirk Franklin in the Contemporary Songwriter/Artist category. Inductees will be announced in early August.
This fall, Twain will wrap her Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The final show dates run August 26, 27, 31, 2022; and September 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 2022. The show opened in December 2019 with Twain serving as creative director. It features a high-energy production that’s a nonstop party, taking fans on a spectacular journey through Twain’s monumental catalogue of hits, including “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!,” “You’re Still The One,” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”
1. Not Just A Girl
2. You’re Still The One
3. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
4. What Made You Say That – Single Version
5. (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!
6. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
7. Any Man Of Mine
8. You Win My Love
9. Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
10. I’m Holdin’ On To Love (To Save My Life)
11. From This Moment On
12. Love Gets Me Every Time
13. That Don’t Impress Me Much
14. Forever And For Always (Red Version)
15. Honey, I’m Home
16. I’m Gonna Getcha Good! (Red Version)
17. Up! (Green Version)
18. Life’s About To Get Good