Shania Twain is officially providing the entertainment for the 2017 Grey Cup halftime show!
The CFL announced the decision late last night in a post on their website, where the country-pop superstar was quoted as saying;
“It’s an absolute honour to return to the Grey Cup stage in the nation’s capital during Canada’s 150th birthday…I’m thrilled to be coming home and being a part of the country’s biggest annual party.”
Twain last performed at the Grey Cup in 2002, in Edmonton. That year also marked the release of her fourth studio album, “Up!”
In the 15 years since, she has been battling complications from Lyme disease as a result of a tick bite. She says that contracting Lyme disease led to a vocal cord disorder for which she’s had to have physiotherapy.
She will be releasing her fifth studio album, “NOW”, in September.
Twain is the recipient of 187 awards over the course of her career, including 13 Juno awards, and 5 Grammy awards, as well as many other nominations.
She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2011.