Where is Carrie Ann Edwards Now? All About Shania Twain’s Sister

By Cannon | Published on: March 20, 2024 | Updated on: March 20, 2024
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Carrie Ann Edwards is the sister of one of the most successful Canadian singers Shania Twain. She has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time in the industry. Brought up in Timmins, Ontario, Carrie’s sister Shania started doing musical gigs early on in local bars and restaurants. 

Besides, what does Carrie herself do now? She also has another biological sister excluding Shania. All of them grew up in a broken family, where her parents divorced when Carrie was still a child and their stepfather was abusive. 

Well, here in the following article, we are going to explore much more about Carrie and her family. Let’s get started! 

Was Born in The Mid-1960s: Her Parents’ Tumultuous Marriage 

Shania Twain’s sister Carrie Ann Edwards was born in the mid-1960s, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada but spent most of her childhood days in Timmins, Ontario. As for her parents, Carrie is the daughter of Sharon (mother) and Clarence Edwards (father). She also has one more sister named Jill. 

Carrie Ann Edwards
Carrie Ann Edwards practicing vocal with her sister 

As said above, Carrie and her sisters’ childhood was full of troubles. It all began when her parents Clarence and Sharon divorced. At the time of their separation, her sister Twain was only two years old. 

Later on, Carrie along with her mother and sisters moved to Timmins, a gold-mining town 500 miles north of Toronto. And, her biological father Clarence never looked back and went out of his way to raise his children. 

Thus, it might also be the reason that Shania doesn’t have the surname ‘Edwards,’ instead, the singer uses her stepfather’s last name ‘Twain.’  

Her Mother Remarried Jerry Twain Who Also Adopted Carrie and Her Sisters 

After Ann Edwards’ mother made her move to Timmins, Sharon came across her second husband Jerry Twain and they married in 1971. Carrie’s stepdad Jerry was an Ojibwa forester and mining prospector. 

After their marriage, Sharon and Jerry also became parents of two sons, Mark and Darryl (Carrie Ann’s half-brothers). Later on, Jerry adopted all of Sharon’s daughters and got them membership in his First Nation tribe. 

However, the marital relationship between her mother Sharon, and her adoptive father Jerry was also stormy as they were often involved in altercations while together. At the time, Carrie’s mother even struggled with depression. Eventually, her sister Shania took her mother and her siblings to a homeless shelter in Toronto. But, Sharon came back to her second hubby Jerry in 1981. 

‘ Childhood in Poverty

As we have already mentioned above Carrie is from a poor family where food was often scarce. Thus, her sister Twain started singing at the mere age of eight. She used to sing at local bars and her main motive, at the time, was to try to pay her family’s bills. Although Twain wasn’t interested in singing in those bars, the artist believes it was her strong passion for music. She said of the ordeal,

“My deepest passion was music and it helped. There were moments when I thought, ‘I hate this.’ I hated going into bars and being with drunks. But I loved the music and so I survived.”

Both Her Mother and Stepdad Died in a Car Accident

Unfortunately, Carrie’s mother Sharon Morrison Twain and her stepdad Jerry Norman Twain were killed in a car crash. At the time, Country Music Singer, Shania was only 21. 

On the other hand, her mom was 42 while her stepdad was 40 at the time of their demise. Both of them are buried at Timmins Memorial Cemetery. 

Carrie’s Stepfather Jerry Twain Was an Abusive 

Her sister Shania Twain said that her stepdad Jerry Twain physically and emotionally abused her while in the house. The Country singer even said that She used to flatten her boobs to make it unnoticed in her childhood house. The singer said,

“I hid myself and I would flatten my boobs. I would wear bras that were too small for me, and I’d wear two, play it down until there was nothing girl about me.”

Despite the streak of miseries Carrie and her sisters went through initially, all of them are doing great jobs in their own rights now. 

What is Doing Now? Her Career 

Although the details about her profession are a bit confidential unlike her sister Shania, Carrie is doing well in her own way. In fact, Carrie is following in her sister Shania’s footsteps.

Carrie Ann Edwards
Carrie Ann Edwards’ sister Shania Twain 

In 2015, Ann Edwards served as a special background vocalist in her sister Shania’s Vegas show, which premiered on CMT. Speaking of how Carrie was placed in the role of the background vocalist, Twain said, 

“She was encouraging me. Oh, yeah, come on. You can do it. You can do it.’ And so I said, ‘Well, listen, how about if you do it, I’ll do it? We’ll do it together.”

She further stated it “was just really a turning point for me — knowing that she was into the idea of participating and not just being there behind the scenes but taking that plunge, as well.” 

In April 2015, Twain herself posted a video of her sister on her Facebook and introduced her as her new backup singer in the video’s title

Aside from their musical talents, Carrie and her sister Shania are also incredibly close to each other.

Where is Now? Is She Married? Her Children

As of now, Carrie (aka Carrie Ann Brown) lives in Huntsville, Ontario. And talking about her relationship status, Edwards seems to be taken. Since her last name is ‘Brown,’ it can be said that Carrie is probably in a marital relationship with her hubby now. 

In fact, Shania’s sister is also the mother of the children. However, like her husband’s details, the information about her children is also out of the media. 

Facts About Carrie Anna 

  • Carrie was born in the mid-1960s. 
  • Her parents divorced early. 
  • She belongs to Canadian nationality. 
  • Her ancestry includes English, French, and Irish. 
  • She is the mother of the kids.
  • Carrie is a background vocalist. 
  • She lives in Huntsville, Ontario at present.