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Singer Shania Twain grew up in a home where food was often in short supply and she learned to hunt and forage in the remote wilderness for food as a child. By the time she was 8, she was singing late at night in bars to make extra money for her family. She wrote her first songs at age 10 and at age 13 was invited to sing on a CBC television show. Still, she worked for her step-father’s reforestation business and spent time isolated in the forest hauling trees and walking miles, often with just herself and her guitar. When she graduated high school, she pursued a career in the music business and got her first small break, but a few years later, her parents were killed in an auto accident and she was forced to return to her rural home town to care for her siblings. It wasn’t until they were out on their own that Twain finally created a demo tape and put together the showcase performance that got the attention of record companies. She signed her first recording contract. Today, she has five Grammy Awards, 27 BMI Music awards and is among the best-selling music artists of all time.