It has been 15 years since country star Shania Twain has released a new album and up until she rolled out on her Rock This Country Tour in 2015, it had been 11 years since she had been on the road.
Though she’s basically been absent from the mainstream, aside from her two-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, as Twain hit the stage for her first-ever headlining set at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio on Saturday night it was clear that fans hadn’t forgotten her arsenal of hits.
Coming out with her 1997 cut, “Rock This Country,” Twain’s turn was both entertaining and personal.
After making her grand entrance with a massive production that included a firework finish to the first track, she launched straight into “Honey, I’m Home” and “You Win My Love.”• Photos: Shania Twain performs for first time at Stagecoach Saturday night At 51 years old, she looked absolutely stunning and moved with ease, jumping around from a high riser with lighted stairs on either side, utilizing both wings of the ginormous stage as well as the mini catwalk to connect with her enthusiastic followers.
It sold 20 million copies worldwide, spawning hits such as “Any Man of Mine” and earning her a Grammy Award. , was released in 2002 and, like her previous two albums, was also certified Diamond in the U. She is the only female artist in history to have three consecutive albums certified Diamond by the RIAA.
Once the celebration gets going, with Asian décor, lighting and their own personal waiter on call (played by British actor/writer/director Sebastian J.Brook), Twain and Currington cozily dance on a table before swinging together from a red rope tethered to a swaying chandelier.Not exactly what Roger Miller had in mind when he wrote "England Swings," but Twain managed to pull off the same feat in the nearly shot-for-shot version featuring Mc Grath."Party for Two" was Twain's 16th consecutive Top Ten country hit (and her last to date). K., Austria, Belgium, Demark and Germany and just missed the top spot in her native Canada.Near the end of the set, she brought out 24-year-old Nick Jonas to perform “Party For Two,” a track she originally sang with Billy Currington.Female fans lost their minds, shrieking and stampeding to get closer to the stage for a better glimpse of the youngest Jonas Brother.