Shania Twain praises Beyonce's country music

Shania Twain has heaped praise on Beyonce, revealing that she loves her 'Cowboy Carter' album.



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Shania Twain believes Beyonce has helped to broaden the appeal of country music.

The 42-year-old star released 'Cowboy Carter', her country-influenced album, in March, and Shania believes that Beyonce could have a hugely positive impact on the country genre.

Speaking to the BBC, Shania said: "I love it. I love the expansion of the genre. It just brings it to a bigger audience."

The 'You're Still the One' hitmaker welcomes new and different influences to the country sphere.

She explained: "Johnny Cash was into rock music and was definitely more of a rebel. He wasn’t the mama’s country boy, apple pie kind of guy. And there were a lot of artists in my childhood that brought more diversity to country. More edge, more rock, more bluegrass, more folk and more soul.

"So, it’s great to see that starting up again. I think Beyonce will be somebody that will open up that gate again."