Throwback to the Backstreet Boys’ First Country Music Duet
Nothing screams the 90’s more than high ponytails, over-sized suits, Shania Twain and the Backstreet Boys. And on a stage in Miami, Florida circa 1999, all those things came together for one magical performance.
In that year, both Twain and the Backstreet boys were at the top of their respective genres. BSB had just released top-selling album, Millennium, and Twain was the chat of the country charts with her recent record-breaking release, Come on Over. Twain, who was a big fan of the boy band, invited them to join her on stage for a TV-special concert.
“Every night, before I go on stage, I rock my bus with their music as loud as I possibly can,” Shania announced before inviting them to sing solo “All I Have to Give.” “I do that every night just to go on stage and do my concert, just to get me pumped.”
Twain let them be the center of attention for one song, but Later on in the night, the country queen wanted her time to shine with the heartthrobs. Howie Dorough helped the country star back on stage for a rendition of the slow-tempo hit “From This Moment On.”
A perfect blend of harmonies and smooth vocals ensued as Twain and BSB members took turns singing different lines. Everything was right with the world (probably) as Twain hit the final note as the spotlight shined on her rhinestone-turtleneck dress and she dramatically raised her arms in the air exposing her attached sleeves that made her appear like the angel that she is.
Since then, BSB has been no stranger to the country music community. They are featured on Florida Georgia Line’s current single “God, Your Mama and Me,” and brought the party to the recent ACM Awards for an epic boy band mashup. Now we’re not saying Twain is responsible for the boys gracing the country genre, but she probably is.
Though Twain may no longer be jamming to BSB on her tour bus, she is busy working on new music, though no release date has been confirmed. You can catch her this Monday (April 24) on NBC’s The Voice as the key mentor to season 12’s Top 12 contestants.