Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1998 Shania Twain launched her first major concert tour with a show in Sudbury, Ontario?

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Here are 5 little known truths about Shania Twain.

  • Shania's mother's family immigrated to Canada in 1912, her great grandparents arrived just too late to buy tickets on the Titanic.
  • During the Great Depression her father's father was a bootlegger who brewed moonshine in the forests of Northern Ontario.
  • She gave her first performance on the counter of a restaurant in Timmins when she was three. By the age of 11 she was a professional singing in bars.
  • She made her first TV appearance on the Tommy Hunter Show in Canada when she was 12, she was billed as Ellie Twain.
  • When she was 22 he mom and step-dad were killed in a car crash. She took a job in the Viva Vegas revue at the Deerhurst holiday resort and raised her two half brothers until after they left school.