Shania Twain Travels to Tropics for Songwriting Inspiration

Posted by Laura Travis on 02/15/2010

Shania Twain wrote on her Web site blog to her fans that she has traveled to the Caribbean for some warmth and songwriting inspiration. After spending a long, freezing winter in Canada, Twain is now spending time in warm, sunny weather. She said, "The sunny weather gets me into writing mode. Many of the songs from The Woman In Me and Come on Over were written in the tropics, so it's a good place for me to be creative."

Throughout the blog, Twain described what it was like to carry the Olympic torch, "I was worried about the length of the run as I didn't want to embarrass myself by arriving at the cauldron out of breath. It turned out we were ahead of schedule, and I was asked to take my time and even stop periodically so I didn't get to the cauldron too early. When Eja saw me after the run, he said,'Mom, it is called an Olympic torch run because you are supposed to RUN, not WALK!' The temperatures were pretty low so running the whole way would probably have, ironically, kept me warmer. In any case, it was an awesome 300 meters and I will cherish the honor forever."
Twain has also posted a video on her blog of her and her family during the holidays. "My cousin Kenny and I kicked a few songs around as we tried to remember how they went," she said. "The jamming is pretty rough, but real, and thought you would appreciate the authenticity of it, even if it is poor, home quality."

To read Twain's full blog on her Web site, visit