06/08/2011 at 04:00 PM EDT
is Las Vegas-bound!
The country star and new author
is going the way of
Céline Dion, landing a residency show on the Vegas strip.
"I will let my imagination run wild," she told reporters Wednesday at a press conference to announce the deal. "I'm going to go nuts creatively."
The show, titled Still The One
, will open Dec. 1, 2012, and run for at least two years at Caesars Palace's Colosseum showroom.
Committing to the series of shows – as well as releasing a book, she says – were big steps in helping her recover from a tumultuous time that included getting divorced
and losing her voice.
"It's been a healing year," says Twain, who married
Frédéric Thiébaud in January.
"I've learned how to commit myself and put that into healing, instead of fear and anxiety, which is a big turnaround."