Shania Twain is set to take the stage tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Showtime is 7:30, and you can still get a ticket if you hurry.

Shania was born to sing country music, but she sure took a strange route to Nashville. There were the bar gigs at age 8, the reforesting job with her stepdad, the time she raised three siblings and that Vegas-style lounge act she held down for three straight years. Learn the highlights during this episode of You Think You Know Country? 

Early footage of Twain singing shows a talented songbird in need of very little refining. Okay, she had to fix that gap in her teeth, and she did — but her mother recognized early on what America and the world would come to figure out years later: this girl is super-talented. She did more than look pretty and belt it out, however. Twain was a songwriter, and she wrote songs beyond her years as early as high school.


The Grammys, the marriage, the divorce and remarriage ... it's all part of 'You Think You Know Shania Twain?' After you watch this episode, subscribe to the Taste of Country YouTube channel so you never miss another. You Think You Know Country? comes out every Monday. Be sure to search for episodes that cover Carrie Underwood, George Strait, Luke Bryan and more.

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