Shania Twain to host Canadian Country Music Awards

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TORONTO — Shania Twain is taking the reins as host of this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards.

The Timmins, Ont.-raised country singer will oversee the big night in Hamilton on Sept. 9.

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She’ll also accept the CCMA’s Generation Award for her contributions to the country music industry. The honour has been handed out only once before to American singer Taylor Swift.

Twain’s most recent album, Now, was released in September. It marked her return to the studio after 15 years.

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The singer ignited some anger over the weekend after she claimed in British newspaper the Guardian that she would’ve supported Donald Trump, if she was able to vote in the U.S. election.

After a quick backlash from some fans, she posted an apology on Twitter saying that she regrets not answering with more context, and that she does “not hold any common moral beliefs with the current president.”