Country music in the ’90s belonged to one woman.
And that woman’s name is Shania Twain.
Sure there was Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless and Reba, but once Shania released her album “The Woman In Me” with songs like “Any Man Of Mine,” “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” and “No One Needs To Know,” the rest of the decade belonged to her.
When Shania took the stage at the 41st Grammy Awards in 1998, she was at the height of her success. Taking Madonna’s “Material Girl” look to the next level, Shania shocked the world with her mix of sophisticated sex appeal. Dressed head to tow in black, with thigh-high boots, over-the-elbow gloves, a mini that would make a nun blush, she had no trouble selling us on the fact that she did indeed feel like a woman.
In hindsight, it was the perfect time for Shania to roll out that sound and that look to the Grammy audience.