Shania Twain is standing up for others in nation music.
“After I wrote the phrase ‘Man I really feel like a lady’ I actually had no thought on the time it might change into an undercurrent of a decades-long profession,” she mentioned, referring to considered one of her largest hits. “It’s wonderful how one assertion can empower so many.”
The phrase, Twain mentioned, “has been adopted by an array of incredible communities all around the globe and change into a real path of energy…which brings me a lot pleasure.”
“I consider in an all-inclusive nation music. We’re household,” Twain mentioned. “It is a style of music with a wealthy historical past that raised and nurtured my very own songwriting and efficiency and recording profession from childhood. At present, the trade customary does an actual disservice to this.”
Twain, who was introduced the award by rapper Megan Thee Stallion, shouted out a few of the numerous acts she is spotlighting on her “Queen of Me” tour this yr, together with Lily Rose, Lindsay Ell, Hailey Whitters, Mickey Guyton and others.
“I’ll proceed to do my greatest as a trailblazer,” Twain mentioned. “Collectively, let’s guarantee all our fellow artists get equal play no matter gender, age or race.”
She additionally carried out acappella with the African American singing group, The BoykinZ, whereas presenting an award onstage. Twain related with the group, who’re sisters and rising nation stars, after Kelly Clarkson shocked them not too long ago by bringing Twain out to fulfill them throughout an episode of Clarkson’s daytime speak present.