Shania Twain wins Icon Award at 2022 People’s Choice Awards
Shania Twain received the music icon award Tuesday at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
The “That Don’t Impress Me Much” singer was clearly impressed saying: “Oh my gosh, this is such a privilege and a dream! Am I dreaming? Thank you so much for presenting me with this award and highlighting my work for having a significant impact,” she said in accepting her award from presenter Billy Porter. “I don’t know if that’s the right thing to say, but it’s always my wish to inspire people with my music.
“I always miss my mother at these moments in my life. She would have loved watching her little girl living this moment right now. But my fans, my friends, my team — you are the ones who really fill that space… not my mother’s space. But you’re here with me, you’re celebrating, we’re celebrating together, and you’ve made me feel loved and special my whole working life. I’ll always be grateful for that.”
“From a very young age I turned to songwriting as a form of escapism,” she continued. “This is my go-to place. It never occurred to me how powerful lyrics can become when you are able to record and share them with the world. The biggest honor is that people have found strength and inspiration in my work. Thank you and I love you for that.”
Twain, 57, also hit the stage at the award show to perform a medley of her greatest hits — including her new song “Waking Up Dreaming,” which is set to be featured on her upcoming 2023 album Queen of Me.