Later, as Shania and Frederic turned to each other for support during the turmoil in their lives, they developed a close friendship, which became a full-blown love affair.
The couple married in 2011.
Now Shania is back with a new single, 'Life's About to Get Good', and a new album, Now, due for release on September 29. It's her first album since 2002.
Assuming the role of sole songwriter for the first time and overseeing production as a co-producer, this is the woman the world knows and loves at her brightest, boldest and best.
Now, offered as a 12-track standard and 16-track deluxe, is available for pre- order now and includes an instant download of 'Life's About to Get Good.'
A Shania Twain exhibit will also open in Nashville later this month.
Country ’n’ Westport...
AUDIENCES attending the Harvest 2017 Country Music Festival in Westport House on Saturday, August 26, and Enniskillen Airport on Sunday August 27, can look forward to Nashville's top young songwriting duo, Dan + Shay, performing live.
The pair - Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney - have been steadily on the rise since the release of their 2014 debut album, Where It All Began, to critical acclaim.
It led to them appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, making their debut at the Grand Ole Opry and touring with top guns Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes.
Television appearances followed on Nashville and The Bachelorette and they consolidated their success with last year's follow-up album, Obsessed.
Dan from Wexford, Pennsylvania, and Shay from Arkansas bonded after meeting in Nashville and have enjoyed hit singles with '19 You + Me', 'Show You Off', 'Nothing Like You', 'From the Ground Up' and 'How Not To'.
Aslan: remade in Dublin
AFTER three sold-out nights at Vicar Street last December, Aslan are going to re-create the magic of those gigs at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on Friday, July 7.
"We are revisiting the Made in Dublin album," Christy Dignam (right) said. They will perform the album accompanied by a string quartet, a percussion player and a piano/keyboard player, just as they were when the album was originally recorded in 1999.
"The Iveagh Gardens is a beautiful venue in the centre of the city and it'll be our first time there. If we get the weather, it will be fantastic," Christy added.