This weekend, Shania Twain hit the red carpet for the Bliss Ball in Toronto.  The annual event supports the Dilawri Foundation, which advocates and raises funds to help support medical research, hospitals, children and families in need.

The Canadian country legend opened up about why this event is so close to her heart.  “When I was a kid, I was underprivileged and faced a lot of challenges,”; said Shania. “I always promised myself that someday, if I made it, I would come back and give back to kids like myself.”;

Something else the singer was happy to discuss?  Her new album!

“I’ve been doing a lot of writing over the last year and I’m getting into the studio now,”; she said, adding, “I’ll spend this whole year making the album.”;

Treading the line between country and pop music for many years herself, the superstar also shared her thoughts on Taylor Swift’s new musical direction.

“I think that everybody should just follow their heart and do their artistic best, and just enjoy their creativity,”; said the Canadian country star.

“[Taylor]’s a singer-songwriter-performer, she does it all, and I think that the world is her oyster, she’s young and she needs to just do whatever she’s having fun at and I think everybody’s loving it.”;

Watch more with Shania Twain from the Bliss Ball red carpet below and tune in to ET Canada tonight at 7:30 pm ET for more with Shania!