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Originally posted 10/26/2011 02:00PM
Lionel Richie is connecting with his country side.
The singer, who's got an upcoming country duets album called Tuskegee, will show off his chops live on the CMA Awards Nov. 9 (8 p.m. ET), performing with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town
"Over a period of time, I realized that the songs that I was writing translated to country," Richie, 62, said in a press release. "As a songwriter, I didn't really start out thinking I was country; I was thinking I was R&B."
"It was just a natural progression," he added. "I am from Tuskegee, Alabama; I am a country boy. It just felt right to do this."
Originally posted 06/08/2011 04:35PM
Shania Twain 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."
Originally posted 06/08/2011 02:30PM
Girl power will open Wednesday night's CMT Awards show, with thrill-seeking country sweethearts Taylor Swift and Shania Twain channeling Thelma & Louise in their legendary convertible ride to kick off the show.
Even so, it may still end up as a guy's night to party.
"My Kinda Party" singer Jason Aldean is the top nominee for the country video award with four nods, and he'll join host Kid Rock, such country stars as Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and a genre-crossing group of celebs including (nominee and presenter) Justin Bieber, Sheryl Crow and Dancing with the Stars winner Hines Ward.
Originally posted 06/01/2011 08:30AM
An old favorite and a new superstar are among those scheduled to present at next week's CMT Music Awards.
Shania Twain will make her first appearance at the country-music award show in seven years, while pop star Justin Bieber – who's up for an award for his collaboration with Rascal Flatts on "That Should Be Me" – will also present.
Other just-announced presenters include American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Dancing with the Stars winner Hines Ward, along with Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Train, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Bell Bundy, Ricky Schroder, Clay Matthews, Melissa Peterman and Mary Steenburgen.
Originally posted 05/11/2011 02:20PM
Rocked by her husband's affair with her supposed best friend, Shania Twain had one chance to confront the other woman.
It didn't go well.
Not long after she found out about the double betrayal, the country star encountered her former friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud, near her home in Switzerland.
Originally posted 05/03/2011 01:00PM
Shania Twain says the breakup of her marriage in 2008 left her devastated – then, finally, empowered.
"I didn't want to live," she tells Oprah Winfrey of being told that then-husband Robert "Mutt" Lange was having an affair with her assistant and close friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud, in an interview airing Tuesday.
Now, the singer says the dissolution of that 14-year marriage was "a very positive thing." Adds Twain: "I needed the wake-up."
Originally posted 04/07/2011 12:10PM
Shania Twain has lots of good things happening in her life right now.
The country superstar is a newlywed and is readying her latest venture, the documentary series Why Not? With Shania Twain, for May 8.
But contrary to multiple online reports, the singer is not privately struggling with infertility. "This is absolutely not true," her spokesperson tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 01/03/2011 02:00PM
White gown? Check. Dashing groom? Check. Blissful bride? Check!
Shania Twain's marriage to Frédéric Thiébaud in Puerto Rico on New Year's Day had all the elements of a romantic evening. Wed at sunset, the country superstar and the Swiss businessman celebrated with 40 of their closest family and friends.
Twain, 45, bought her wedding gown at a small boutique in Switzerland, near her home. (Her shoes – which her groom is carrying in the photo – are by Calvin Klein.) Her son Eja, 9, walked her down the aisle.
Originally posted 01/01/2011 08:50PM
Shania Twain has gotten hitched!
The country superstar and Frédéric Thiébaud got married in Puerto Rico on New Year's Day, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"They were married at sunset in Rincon, Puerto Rico, in front of 40 of their closest family and friends," says the rep.
The couple, who confirmed their engagement last month, became romantically involved in 2009, finding solace with each other after their spouses allegedly had an affair, breaking up both marriages.
Originally posted 12/23/2010 07:00AM
Before the news of her big engagement broke, Shania Twain got into the holiday spirit over the weekend as she and her new fiancé spent a fun-packed few days in New York City.
"They had a great time in New York," a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE of her weekend with Swiss executive Frédéric Thiébaud. "They did tons of Christmas shopping and ate out at places like Nobu and Serafina. She loves taking in the sights New York has to offer during the holidays. It's her favorite time of year there."
And what a difference two years makes.
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