We’re not even out of October and Upstate New York is already looking at a massive new year of live music. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, John Mellencamp, and Matchbox 20 are all taking center stage across the region in 2023, with many more on the way – but a new announcement might be one of the biggest shows of the year.

Country music legend Shania Twain has been teasing and releasing new music for the past few months, creating a huge stir on social media. Shania’s last album, Now, came out in 2017 and was figured to be her last. Well as of an announcement today, expect her new album Queen of Me on February 3.

The Queen's Back

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And to all the Upstate fans hoping for a live show? Your prayers have been answered - Shania will be returning to Upstate for the first time in almost a decade on a massive, nearly-fifty-show worldwide tour. She already announced a lone Nashville show for next summer earlier this week.

A Return One Quarter-Century In The Making

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Last time she visited New York at all was on her Rock This Country “farewell” tour in 2015 when she played Buffalo and NYC. She was supposed to also play a show in Albany on that tour, but had to cancel because of a respiratory infection.

The last time Shania did a set in Upstate NY was at the 1998 State Fair, where severe weather cut her set short. That was days after an Albany show at then Pepsi Arena. This time she’ll be at St. Joseph’s Amphitheater in Syracuse on July 8th with special guest, Breland. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 4th at 10a via LiveNation.

Top 25 Shania Twain Songs — Her Biggest Hits and Best Deep Cuts

Shania Twain's best songs changed country music in ways never imagined before 1995. The superstar's career as a charting recording artist lasted less than a decade and included few accolades (including just one CMA Award) relative to her commercial success, but few female artists under 40 will fail to name her as one of three major reasons they chase this country music dream for a living. Perhaps only Dolly Parton is listed more frequently as an influence.

This list of Shania Twain's best songs considers commercial success, cultural importance, legacy and song quality. Scroll through to see which of her songs is No. 1 and click on any link to listen.

See Inside Shania Twain's Spectacular Beachfront Mansion

Shania Twain owns a spectacular waterfront mansion in the Bahamas that offers plenty of time away from prying eyes.

The 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 7,000-square-foot mansion in the Bahamas is situated on a 1-acre lot that offers 150 feet of beachfront in the exclusive Old Fort Bay gated community in West Nassau. Its amenities include mahogany-lined walls and bookcases in the second-floor master suite, as well as spectacular ocean views. The property was last listed for $12.9 million.

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Kelsea Ballerini Tributes Shania Twain at ACM Honors

Kelsea Ballerini was on hand at the 2022 ACM Honors to celebrate Shania Twain, who took home the ACM Poet's Award. Ballerini recreated Twain's iconic music video for her 1999 hit, "Man, I Feel Like a Woman," on the Ryman Auditorium stage.

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