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    Shania Twain Opens Up About Her ‘Greatest Fear’ When Creating ‘Now’

    When she first sat down to create Now, it wasn’t easy for Shania Twain. The country superstar opened up to Dan Rather in a new interview about her “greatest fear” when creating the new music.

    During the interview (which airs on Tuesday), Twain discusses the creative process behind her comeback album. The hardest part for her was the beginning.

    “The greatest fear for me was just getting started, just taking that step forward,” she tells Rather. “Once I claimed that place and that courage, it was all fun and exciting.”

    Now is her first new music in 15 years and she wanted it to be a celebration. This album wasn’t meant to discuss her life tragedies. Instead, she wanted to inspire others who may be struggling.

    “That meant I was going to have to be very transparent. I was going to have to be very honest, and direct, and candid about- my emotions, my feelings, my thoughts…. so I do hope that they take away my intentions, which are to inspire them and to relate to them on a very day-to-day and realistic level.”

    To create the perfect record, Twain took responsibility of writing every song on the album.

    “Writing… is my escape, and all through my life it’s been a really great escape for me. As a child, it was a playground. It was a private place for me to go and express what was on my heart, on my mind,” she explains. “Now, as an adult, I see it as me time. I see it as time alone. Private time that is sacred to me that no one else can influence, that no one else can judge… I love that solitude, and I need it.”

    Twain’s full interview with Rather for The Big Interview airs April 3 at 8 PM CST on AXS TV. A complete list of providers and channels are here. Find out more about Twain’s new album here and order your own copy by clicking on the album cover below.