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Shania Twain Documentary

Netflix just released the first trailer for the upcoming Shania Twain documentary Not Just a Girl featuring music video clips, concert, archival footage and new interviews, all centered around the legendary lady’s country music career.

Named after the title of a new song, Not Just a Girl follows the superstar singer’s humble beginnings growing up poor in Timmins, Ontario, to signing a record deal label in Nashville and meeting her future producer and now ex-husband Robert “Mutt” Lange.

Directed by Joss Crowley the film includes studio session footage from throughout her career and chronicles all of her personal and professional wins and losses, including her vocal cord struggles, that began in 2003 after she contracted Lyme disease, her split from Lange in 2008, a subsequent marriage to Frédéric Thiébaud, and recording her sixth studio album.

About her divorce from a cheating-Lange, Shania states “It was similarly intense to losing my parents.” “I thought I’d lost my voice forever, I thought that was it.”

Fellow musicians Lionel RichieAvril LavigneKelsea BalleriniDiplo and Orville Peck weigh in on the “You’re Still the One” singer’s legacy, along with Taylor Swift who pops up in a video call.

“She was the first person to break that door open and go across the music genres. She was that trailblazer,” says Richie, while Peck says that she “shifted culture.”

The five-time Grammy Award winning chanteuse recently made a surprise appearance at Harry Styles’ headlining Coachella set in April, where the two sang “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “You’re Still the One.” And while performing with Shania, Styles addressed the crowd before saying, “Now I have to tell you, in the car with my mother as a child, this lady taught me to sing.” “She also taught me that men are trash,” “but to you, for the memories you gave me with my mother, I will be forever grateful.”

Twain responded: “I’m [at a] loss for words, I’m a bit starstruck … when I was writing this song, you were just a kid, so it’s kind of a dream and very surreal to be sitting right here now, singing this song with you.”

In a voiceover as she drives through a lush mountain landscape, the now 56-year Twain says “Taking the risks to do things your way can be scary.” “You gotta be brave.”

Not Just a Girl begins streaming on Netflix come July 26, the same day Twain is set to digitally release a compilation album called Not Just a Girl (The Highlights).

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Bill Platten