Shania Twain has been tapped to host the Canadian Country Music Awards in Hamilton on September 9th, where she'll also receive the CCMA’s Generation Award for her contributions to the country music industry. She is only the second to be awared the honor — Taylor Swift was the first in 2012. This year's CCMA nominees will be announced on July 11th.
In other Shania news, the superstar is backtracking after telling The Guardian that if she was able to vote in the American presidential election she would have voted for Donald Trump. Shania said, “Even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.” She quickly received backlash for her support of Trump, posting an apology just hours later on her social media. Shania write, in part, “I would like to apologize to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context. I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it's clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President . . .”
Shania is set to kick off her new world tour on May 5th in Vancouver.