Shania Twain Gives Taylor Swift's Pop Direction a Thumbs-Up

Shania Twain Gives Taylor Swift's Pop Direction a Thumbs-Up
Shania Twain (left) and Taylor Swift
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09/23/2014 AT 02:30 PM EDT

Taylor Swift officially made the switch from country to pop with her new album 1989 – and she has the blessing of "The Queen of Country Pop" herself.

"I think that everybody should just follow their heart and do their artistic best, and just enjoy their creativity," Shania Twain told ET Canada at the recent Bliss Ball in Toronto, which supports The Dilawri Foundation.

"[Taylor]'s a singer-songwriter-performer, she does it all ... the world is her oyster. She's young and she needs to just do whatever she's having fun at and I think everybody's loving it," said the singer, whose 1997 album, Come On Over, became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female act in any genre, as well as the best-selling country album of all time.

Twain, 49, is also currently working on a new album. "I've been doing a lot of writing over the last year and I'm getting into the studio now," she said, "I'll spend this whole year making the album."



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