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Shania Twain gets engaged

Monday, December 20, 2010 – Shania Twain is engaged after splitting from her producer/husband in 2008. The singer is engaged to Frédéric Thiébaud of Switzerland.

"They've been engaged a couple months," People said on its web site Monday, quoting a source. Thiébaud, 40, gave Twain, 45, a three-carat solitaire diamond ring.

Twain and Robert "Mutt" Lange were married for 14 years, but he left her for another woman, allegedly Thiébaud's then-wife, Marie-Anne. She worked at Twain and Lange's chateau in Switzerland.

Twain later took up with Thiébaud and have been seen vacationing together in New York and Florida.

In August 2009, Twain said to People that Thiébaud was "a dear friend and true gentleman" and had "been the most constant companion and support for both (her son) Eja and I. And having gone through the suffering of his family splitting apart at the same time and under the same extreme circumstances, he understands me better than anyone."

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Come On Over
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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