Shania Twain rode high in the saddle for fans

Shania Twain in concert at the Pepsi Center
August 16, 2015

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

As she is close to turning 50, and calling this her last tour, Shania Twain still has the voice that set her on the charts in the 1990s. Shania who hails from Canada has been titled “Queen of Country Pop” as she has sold over 95 million records and becoming one of the best-selling female artist in the history of country music. Shania Twain< can still pack the house and knows how to rock it. And the boisterous crowd was loving every minute of it.

Shania Twain was gracious enough to bring the final tour of her career ”Rock This Country” through Denver, Friday night, August 14, 2015 via the Pepsi Center, and she went out in grand style. Shania Twain is ready to rest her boots and hang her hat up and if this is the case, she is doing her final tour in five months and will included 67 performances. But you would expect nothing less as Shaina Twain has always done everything in style. It has been 11 years since she has graced the tour stage and has been stationed in Las Vegas performing at Caesars Palace but that wrapped up in December. Her last album was in 2002 titled “Up!” But now Shania Twain says it is time say goodbye to the life of touring. And what a road it has been for Shania Twain.

She wrote her first song at the age of 10 and in 1995 found mega success in her second album “The Woman In Me” and then just 2 years later with “Come On Over”. The album “Come On Over” became one of the best-selling album by a female artist selling over 40 million records as well as the top country music record. As she entered the Pepsi Center in a style all her own, she commanded the stage and held the spotlight for 2 hours. One of the best things about the show was her wanting to be equal with her fans. She stood in a wagon that pulled her around the entire floor and fans had the chance to high-five Shania Twain as she circled the entire floor. Her next move was even classier. She left the stage for a bit and when she came back out she was seated in her saddle that was attached to a hydraulic extension ladder. As the ladder begin to rise, Shania entertained the crowd with Up! From her Up! 2002 music album. Shania Twain was looking exquisite as rose high above the crowd and circled the entire arena. Shania Twain went as high as her fans in the upper level. Shania Twain in her elegant style of show did not leave anyone out. At some point in the show, she was on every level as there were levels in the Pepsi Center.

As the Examiner spoke with fans prior to the show, we got to meet and hear what the songs were that the fans liked. Tracy Adams who bought a new outfit for the show had her best boots and hat on and went old school on us and said her favorite is “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” from the “Come On Over” 1997 album. Shelly Engle was old school as well with her song “Any Man Of Mine” which is from Shania Twain’s 1995 “You’re Still The One” album. Eric Church – not the country singer – says he loves them all but he especially finds a favorite in “Party For Two”. Jason McKenny became a fan of hers when he first heard the song “Dance With The One That Brought You” from Shania Twain’s self-titled 1993 album. And as the was speaking with fans, one of the cutest little cowgirls ran up to us and was dressed head to toe in her best country outfit. How could we resist not talking with 5-year-old Makala Sanchez as she said her favorite song was from her Up! 2002 album “She Not Just A Pretty Face”. But it did not end there. Makala said her next favorite song is Rock This Country from Shania Twain’s 1997 album “Come On Over”. The Examiner, told her this song was long before she was born. Makala summed it up great though, “Shania is not only country but she is rock too. And she knows how to rock!” We cannot argue with that and as her dad put the song on his phone, Makala kicked up her boots and showed her dance moves as she headed away. And yes, this 5-year-old can dance. This might be Shania Twain’s final stage appearance for concerts, but we hope it is not her end to making great music.