Twain stopped by The Late Late Show With James Corden and traced back a longtime case of onstage jitters to a scared, soaking-wet high-school performance in 1981; when she almost ruined her own performance and clothing-and maybe her reputation- in front of the entire study body.
In 2015, Shania Twain embarked on her Rock This Country Tour, following an 11-year hiatus from the road. Suffice it to say fans have waited a long time for new Shania music-and rumblings of a comeback are growing louder. "I've been fighting it ever since", Twain said. She originally confirmed a new album on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony where she was named an Artist of a Lifetime. "I really just wanted to test myself and push my limits and face my fears". Shania admits tracks like "Life's About to Get Good" and "I'm Alright" were written in the aftermath of her breakup from her husband and longtime producer, Mutt Lange.
"I felt like at that time maybe that was all I had left in me". It was a whole mix of feelings for me all the way around, but I'm so glad to be at the stage now where I'm ready to share it with the world.
Country music powerhouse Shania Twain stopped by "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on Tuesday, April 18.
Seated with actress Whitney Cummings and model-actor Tyrese Bedford, Twain revealed she still gets the jitters every time she hits the stage.
"When I stood up", she explains, "it just came out, and thankfully I had a glass of water at my feet, and I knocked it over to hide the puddle".
Her first album in 15 years will be released at the end of 2017 after Shania performs at the Stagecoach country music festival in California on 29 April (17).