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Shania Twain plans on '08 release for new CD

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 – Shania Twain said she will have an album out in 2008 and is currently writing songs.

In an interview with GAC in Las Vegas at the Academy of Country Music awards in Las Vegas, Twain said, "Right now I'm in a very serious songwriting mode, so I'm focusing a lot on that, doing a lot of soul searching. That's consuming a lot of my time right now."

When asked when a CD would be out, Twain said, "It will be awhile still. It won't be until next year. It won't be this year."

Since it's been about five years since her last release, Twain asked if she missed it. "The grass is always greener on the other side. When I'm full on with the touring, I miss the songwriting because I don't really get to do a lot of that when I'm on tour. You never win. I have to say, I'm enjoying the songwriting part of it. There's a lot of reflection involved when I'm putting songs together...but I do look forward to going back out."

"We haven't even decided where we're to go record it yet...We're putting some demos together. I'm working really hard on the lyrics. I want to be as true to myself as possible, well completely true to myself with the lyrics. It takes a lot of thought."

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Come On Over
Like a good many country artists in the HNC phase of country, success seems to breed a situation where artists turn their backs on the very genre which spawned them. After the massive success of "The Woman In Me," Shania Twain has strayed very far from country in what is essentially a pop album. Few of the 16 songs are country: the first single, the catchy, uptempo "Love Gets Me Every Time" with its killer three fiddle attack, "You're Still The One," "Honey, I'm Home," (a lousy job blues song, »»»
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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