Country artists typically use Shania Twain as inspiration for his or her musical careers. However, pop-punk singer Avril Lavigne additionally credit the Canadian nation music famous person with serving to her attempt for fame.

In an interview with Rico Nasty for AltPress, Lavigne shared the “happy” story of how successful a radio station contest helped bond Twain and Lavigne and finally ignited Lavigne’s profession.

“I met Shania Twain when I was 14. That was before I got a record deal or anything,” says Lavigne. “I won a friggin’ contest at a local radio station to sing with her on stage.”

“I got to sing with her on stage at this sold out arena in Ottawa, Canada. She gave me the opportunity to get on stage as a little kid and that definitely helped me in my career,” Lavigne defined.

Lavigne says she and Twain have remained shut through the years.

“She’s someone I’ve stayed in touch with. I did an interview with her the other day,” says Lavigne. “She’s so epic — like her songwriting, writing from a woman’s perspective about things we’re going through.”

At the start of Lavigne’s profession, taking a break within the music business was tough.

Britney Spears and boy band pop have been all the fad on radio, and Lavigne’s gothic grunge meets punk rock glam vogue and sound was the definition of the punk rock stereotype.

Another early affect for Lavigne was Alanis Morissette.

“I would say an early influence, someone that inspires me is Alanis Morissette,” Lavigne revealed. “What I found really cool about her was that she didn’t hold back lyrically. She was just angry and so scared and she just fucking did it right. She didn’t care Looking back I feel like she was huge and helped me realize that you don’t have to be stiff and decent or perfect or say the right things Scared teen just bring it out. Tell it like it is.”

“These two have been very inspiring throughout my life and have had a real impact,” she added.

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