Shania Twain is honored with the Artist of a Lifetime Award during the CMT Artists of the Year Awards.
On October 20th, 2016, the CMT Artists of the Year Awards kicked off its seventh annual event with one of the most entertaining country music lineups of the year. Carrie Underwood gave a powerful performance of her hit song “Like I’ll Never Love You Again,” and Chris Stapleton brought down the house with “Whisky and You.” But the most memorable performance was associated with the biggest winner of the night, the first female recipient of the Artist of a Lifetime Award and our favorite ’90s superstar, Shania Twain.
Turning the night into one of nostalgia, Grammy-winning pop phenomenon Megan Trainer, powerhouse singer Jill Scott, and breakthrough Artist of the Year winner Kelsea Bellerini took the stage together to perform the Twain classic “Man, I Feel Like a Woman.” The tribute was not lost on Twain, who sat in the audience with a proud smile on her face. Then Carrie Underwood took the stage again to officially present the award. Twain began her acceptance speech with a heartfelt thank you. “I don’t want to get off the stage right now,” she said, “because I am loving this moment. … I am thrilled to be here. I love music, and I hope that it carries on for many more years in my life.”
Lucky for us, despite her farewell tour in 2015, there will be more music from Twain. On the red carpet, the superstar revealed to Rolling Stone Country that there will be a new musical chapter in her life — and, thankfully, ours.
Shania fans, the editors at C&I has put together some of her greatest hits.
We invite you to listen, dance, and enjoy!
Photography Courtesy of Shaniatwain.com
This post has been updated on September 28, 2022