Shania signs up to host the Canadian Country Music Awards, as she kicks off her tour next week

Mercury NashvilleCountry/pop superstar Shania Twain will host this fall’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards in her homeland. The September 9 ceremony will take place at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.

“It’s such a pivotal moment in country music,” Shania says in a statement. “As the industry evolves, we’re seeing a new generation of deeply talented artists emerge and I look forward to being a part of the celebration of them and also celebrating some of the trailblazers before them.”

Shania herself will be given the Generation Award that night, for her contributions to the genre. You can tune in at 8 p.m. ET on CBC or watch online at CBCMusic.ca/CCMAs.

The announcement comes on the heels of a minor controversy this past weekend, as Shania told The Guardian she likely would’ve voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, had she been a US citizen. She later apologized on her socials, saying her comments were not “representative of my values.”

Shania kicks off her Now Tour next Thursday, May 3, in Tacoma, Washington.

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