Shania- She Impressed Me Much!

April 10, 2013

in Concerts, Family, Travel

shania2If you are a fan of country music then you know who Shania is.

If you have lived the past 20 years, you know who Shania Twain is.

They are the same people, one you just “have heard of” and one you know a little more intimately through listening to her music.

I am of the later.

Shania is one of the first women of country music to ‘cross over’ and bring a new hip sound to what was kinda the same old, same old country music. She brought a flair and sensuality to her music and she was, in my opinion, the first lady of country pop and sas.

God love her for that.

On top of all her musical accomplishments, her life story is downright amazing. I won’t go into the whole thing now because this post is really about the Shania concert, not a Shania bio, but I will give you a nutshell back story. Poor, orphaned, raised her three siblings, changed her name, married an asshole, had a kid,  left the asshole when he had an affair with her best friend, fell in love with and married the ex husband of her best friend, lost her voice, found her voice, became a headliner at Caesars Palace.

And let me tell you, the show she puts on at Caesars is amazing.

I always liked Shania. I had a few songs on my iPod and followed her new hits through country radio. But I didn’t feel a ‘connection’ with her until we adopted the boys. When we first got Andrew, he was non-verbal and didn’t talk. It took him awhile to find his voice but surprisingly he could sing. His favorite songs where “Who Let the Dogs Out” and Shania’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman!” Picture this itty-bitty hispanic boy who couldn’t tie two words together, belting out “Man, I Feel Like a Woman!” at the top of his lungs. It was priceless. It sounds silly, but after watching Shania’s reality TV series “Why Not?” and watching her struggle to regain her singing voice, it just seemed like their was a strong and strange coincidence with her story and Andrew’s. Anyway, seeing her be so honest and face and conquer the challenges of her life , made me love her a little more.

Once she announced her Vegas show I knew there was no way I would miss it.

The show is astounding. And I say show, not concert, because it really is a spectacle (but in a good way.)  I don’t want to go into too many details because if you get the chance to see it, I don’t want to ruin it for you. She sang all of her hits, had fun with the fans and was a very gracious host. She rocked us through all the years of her music with witty and inspiring sets and costume changes. Her love of horses was very evident from the opening until the finale.

Seeing Shania’s show was very similar to seeing P!NK, it was so visually stunning you just needed to sit and take it all in. And just like P!NK, the sets and artistry brought each song to life.

It was amazing.

“You got what it takes you can win
Today is your day to begin.
Don’t give up here, don’t you quit.
The moment is now, this is it”

Today is You Day ~ Shania Twain

1 Bonnie April 11, 2013 at 4:46 am

She’s Canadian eh, ya hoser :) Much respect for Shania !

2 Sandi April 12, 2013 at 10:31 am

Bonnie- I love my Canadian Country Girls! Shania and Terri Clark!

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