God Bless the Child Shania Twain sheds her country-cookie image to bemoan the fate of the world's poor children on this gospel-ish power ballad (not to be confused with… God Bless the Child Shania Twain sheds her country-cookie image to bemoan the fate of the world's poor children on this gospel-ish power ballad (not to be confused with… Shania Twain Country
Music Review

"God Bless the Child" (1996)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Shania Twain; Genre: Country

Shania Twain sheds her country-cookie image to bemoan the fate of the world's poor children on this gospel-ish power ballad (not to be confused with the Billie Holiday standard). While her sentiments are pretty naive, her pipes sound plenty experienced. With a vocal boost from members of Take 6, Twain whispers and shouts on "God Bless the Child" with enough passion to make us temporarily forget her pinup looks.

Originally posted Jan 31, 1997 Published in issue #364 Jan 31, 1997 Order article reprints