Country icon signs with Republic
Shania Twain has unveiled her first new single since 2017, “Waking Up Dreaming.” The single serves as her first release with her new label partner Republic Nashville, a division of her longtime label Universal Music Group. Twain has also released a video for the single, which was directed by Isaac Rentz.
“I couldn’t think of a better partner than Republic Nashville,” Twains shares. “I’m honored and excited to be the label’s first artist and lead the charge of this new and exciting chapter. In this respect, it feels like a new beginning all around, and I’m embracing it wholeheartedly.”
“Shania is one of the most influential and impactful artists of this generation,” shares label CEO Monte Lipman. “She’s a rare talent whose legacy continues to resonate throughout the world. We feel a tremendous amount of gratitude to support her new body of work, which is spectacular.”
“Waking Up Dreaming” marks her first release in five years since 2017’s critically acclaimed, Now, which bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums Chart upon arrival. It also arrives on the heels of her blockbuster career-spanning Netflix documentary Not Just A Girl and companion compilation album, Not Just A Girl (The Highlights), available now.
She joins Chris Wallace this week for Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? on HBO Max. The country-pop superstar chats about her career and how she thought her career was over after catching Lyme disease and losing her voice in 2004.
“I could not project my voice. So I couldn’t call out to the dog, for example. So if I was sort of speaking a little, I was speaking up here all the time in that tone. And it couldn’t go any louder than that. And so I couldn’t. If I went to a game, hockey game football game, I couldn’t scream out and cheer. It was very, very frustrating. Singing with any control was impossible,” she says.
Twain is among the 2022 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, along with Steve Wariner, Hillary Lindsey, Gary Nicholson and David Malloy. The five inductees-elect will join the 223 previously inducted members of the elite organization when they are officially inducted during the 52nd Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on Sunday, October 30th at the Music City Center.
Last week, she wrapped her Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. 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.”