How Shania Twain Made Music History While Prioritizing Motherhood

In the eyes of Shania Twainher most beautiful title will be forever and ever mom.

On July 26, Netflix released the brand new documentary Not just a girl, which details the singer’s journey to becoming dubbed the “queen of country pop.” But the film also highlights Shania’s life as the mother of Eja Langenow 20.

While Shania was on top of her musical game following the release of her albums Come here and The woman in methe arrival of her first child in 2001 with her ex-husband Robert “Mutt” Lange changed the priorities of his life.

“I never wanted to be an absent, career-distracted mom,” Shania said in the doc. “Career could never come before my child.”

When the opportunity arose to record another album, Shania said she would take advantage of any free time to make music, including the hours after her son went to bed at night. “I would go to the studio and do vocals,” she recalls. “I would have about four hours once he slept.”


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