Shania Twain calls for equal play and more diversity in country music | CNN

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Shania Twain is standing up for others in nation music.

The legendary star within the style used her acceptance speech for the Equal Play Award at Sunday’s CMT Awards to name for extra fairness and variety within the nation music business.

“Once I wrote the phrase ‘Man I really feel like a girl’ I truthfully had no concept on the time it will grow to be an undercurrent of a decades-long profession,” she stated, referring to one among her greatest hits. “It’s superb how one assertion can empower so many.”

The phrase, Twain stated, “has been adopted by an array of improbable communities all all over the world and grow to be a real path of energy…which brings me a lot pleasure.”

“I consider in an all-inclusive nation music. We’re household,” Twain stated. “This can be a style of music with a wealthy historical past that raised and nurtured my very own songwriting and efficiency and recording profession from childhood. Presently, the business normal does an actual disservice to this.”

Twain, who was offered the award by rapper Megan Thee Stallion, shouted out a few of the various acts she is spotlighting on her “Queen of Me” tour this 12 months, together with Lily Rose, Lindsay Ell, Hailey Whitters, Mickey Guyton and others.

“I’ll proceed to do my greatest as a trailblazer,” Twain stated. “Collectively, let’s guarantee all our fellow artists get equal play no matter gender, age or race.”

She additionally carried out acappella with the African American singing group, The BoykinZ, whereas presenting an award onstage. Twain related with the group, who’re sisters and rising nation stars, after Kelly Clarkson shocked them lately by bringing Twain out to satisfy them throughout an episode of Clarkson’s daytime discuss present.

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