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Shania Twain Becomes Queen of Ruoff Music Center

Shania Twain Becomes Queen of Ruoff Music Center: concert review and photos by John Geiger for Indy CD & Vinyl.

Shania Twain live at Ruoff Music Center
Shania Twain live at Ruoff Music Center

Live Nation presented the Shania Twain “Queen of Me” Tour on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville Indiana.

The amphitheater looked to be at capacity as thousands of fans filled the seats and lawn - many clad in cowboy hats and boots – to see Shania Twain perform live, as well as the opening artist BRELAND.

BRELAND live at Ruoff Music Center
BRELAND live at Ruoff Music Center

Daniel Gerard Breland, known by the all-cap mononym BRELAND, is a 27-year-old rising country artist who is relatively new on the country music circuit. He entered the scene with his first single, “My Truck,” released in 2019, and his debut album “Cross Country,” was released in September of 2022.

BRELAND appeared on stage with the sound of booming drums, singing his new hit song “Cowboy Don’t.” His music is a hybrid of country, soul, R&B, gospel, and country rap, and BRELAND is becoming known for bringing an upbeat energy to country music. Check out his music at Indy CD and Vinyl HERE – it’s a new sound for county music fans, making BRELAND an artist to watch.

When it was time for Shania Twain to take the stage, her band started performing with no sight of the star. Suddenly, she sprung out of a box behind the crowd near the rear of the pavilion singing “Wake-up Dreaming.” Shania spent the entire song with the audience giving high-fives and hugs as they pushed her through the crowd and she eventually went behind the stage for a quick wardrobe change.

After the up-close and personal arrival, she took center stage singing “Up” while the crowd sang and danced along. The ‘Queen of Country Pop’ has been at this for over 30 years, and during her performance it showed. Despite recovering from recent bouts with Lyme disease and COVID, Twain put on an energetic crowd-pleasing show with a powerful message of womanhood.

Shania Twain live at Ruoff Music Center
Shania Twain live at Ruoff Music Center

At Ruoff Music Center she ran up and down the stairs and performed choreographed dances with her band, while delivering a great vocal performance. The veteran performer knew how to get all her fans dancing as well. After finishing her set with a stirring rendition of “Rock This Country,” she came back out for a three-song encore including her smash hit “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”

Selling over 100 million records makes Twain one of the best-selling music artists of all time and the best-selling female artist in country music history. You can pick up music by Shania Twain from Indy CD & Vinyl HERE.

John Geiger for Indy CD & Vinyl

Setlist: Shania Twain at Ruoff 07-15-2023

Waking Up Dreaming Up! Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) I'm Gonna Getcha Good You're Still The One Giddy Up! Any Man of Mine Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? Honey, I'm Home Inhale/Exhale Air (with BRELAND) Party for Two (with BRELAND) From This Moment On Nah! / She's Not Just a Pretty Face / Waiter! Bring Me Water! / When / Thank You Baby! (for Makin' Someday Come So Soon) Forever and for Always Pretty Liar Rock This Country!


That Don't Impress Me Much (If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!

Man! I Feel Like a Woman!

Check out John’s entire “Queen of Me” Tour photo gallery below:

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