August 25, 2012
Shania Twain at her girl power best.
No, wait. Scratch that. Her woman power best, as “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face” is about the wide range of indispensable and often unexpected roles that adult women play in our society, whether it’s the astronaut or politician that all of us see from television, or
the woman pumping gas at night to make ends meet. That woman was Twain’s mom, by the way, who is sweetly immortalized in song here.
I also particularly love the warm steel guitar and the fiddle runs that run throughout the song. It just works better as a country song than as a pop one.
This is Twain’s most recent solo single to reach the country top ten, and also her fifth and final Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
Written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
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