Deana Carter just announced the release of the star-studded 25th anniversary edition of her debut Did I Shave My Legs for This? album. To celebrate, Carter will headline a show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, on November 18, where she will be joined by Breland, Charles Esten and more.
Did I Shave My Legs For This? 25th Anniversary Edition features Martina McBride, Lauren Alaina, Ashley McBryde , Kylie Morgan and Vince Gill on the record’s biggest hit, “Strawberry Wine.” Carter will also be joined by McBryde and Gill, along with Terri Clark and Sara Evans, for a collaborative version of the record’s title track.
“I am beyond blown away to see the generational connection between my first single, ‘Strawberry Wine’ and all the fans, young and seasoned,” Carter says of the milestone anniversary. “Being a part of a song that has become an anthem for the ’90s and beyond is such a blessing and more than I could’ve ever dreamed of. The fans have been the catalyst for the success of ‘Strawberry Wine’ and the whole Shave album because of their connection to the truth and realness behind the songs.
“They lived it — just like I did — and just like all of my collaborators did. It was an honor to re-record two favorites with my fellow female artists who inspire me and who I admire. These new versions are a way of raising a glass to everyone who loves these songs, and to the country radio stations still playing them, and to say thank you. I hope everyone enjoys celebrating 25 years of Did I Shave My Legs For This? as much as I’ve enjoyed putting together these very special releases.”
Carter wrote “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” with Rhonda Hart, never imagining how that one song would change her entire life and career.
“Who knew that some girl talk would end up becoming a cultural catchphrase for decades to come?,” Carter reflects. “This song is proof that a genuine, heartfelt message can be delivered with a sense of humor, yet stand firm in the conviction to not settle for less in this life. Thanks to all the ladies who have sung this anthem at the top of their lungs and to my record label for letting me boldly title my debut album so memorably.”