Netflix premiered a new Shania Twain documentary this week (7/26) and we learned some key points about the superstar.
Dolly Parton was Twain's most significant influence as a child, "Coat Of Many Colors" was her go-to song.
At just three, Shania's mother would get her up on restaurant countertops and sing for the people.
Her father taught her the first three guitar chords at eight. At the same age, her mother would take her to perform after hours at bars.
Shania played the trumpet in her high school band.
By 16, Twain knew she wanted to sing rock, but her parents did not like it and wanted her to stick with "their music," country music.
She was 22 when her parents died in a car crash, she was tasked with caring for her three younger siblings. At the time, she wanted to quit music.
Shania said when she first came to Nashville, she was a "disruption to country music" with her sensual style.
Twain's 1995 "The Woman In Me" video was actually shot at the Pyramids in Egypt. She says, "This was an experience that I will never forget." She noted that that was the moment she knew she could be competitive on a "global scale."
Shania herself edited all her music videos asking them to just send her the footage after shooting.
Twain is the only artist in history to have three consecutive diamond albums, selling more than 10 million copies each.
She met Robert "Mutt" Lange, wrote an album (The Woman In Me) with him, recorded it, and got married to in just six months. She said it was a "very intense" six months.
Shania grew up in Timmins, Ontario, and was one of five children. Her parents' names were Jerry and Sharon.
Shania contracted Lymes disease in the early 2000s after she was bit by an infected tick while riding her horse. Her voice was never the same again.