Shania Twain and Toby Keith Remember Kelly Preston

As the world continues to mourn the surprising loss of actress Kelly Preston, Shania Twain and Toby Keith took to…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 13, 2020


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Shania Twain, Kelly Preston

As the world continues to mourn the surprising loss of actress Kelly Preston, Shania Twain and Toby Keith took to social media to share their thoughts on her untimely passing.

On Sunday (July 12), it was revealed that Preston, 57, died following a two-year private battle with breast cancer. Her family, including actor John Travolta, confirmed the news to in a statement via a family representative, writing, “Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends. She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”

As the news of her death spread, Keith took to Instagram to honor the beloved actress.

“RIP Kelly Preston. I was blessed to do a film with you. You were our daily sunshine. What a sweet soul. Rest well girl. My prayers today will be for your family,” the Oklahoma native wrote.

Toby Keith and Kelly Preston appeared in the 2006 film Broken Bridges together. It was Keith’s film debut.

Shania Twain also shared her condolences to Preston’s family, writing, “I’m unbelievably saddened by the news that Kelly Preston has passed and at such a young age. A beautiful and kind person I was fortunate enough to have known. My heart breaks for John and the kids.” 

Twain spent time with Preston on the set of 2019’s Trading Paint, in which she co-starred opposite of John Travolta.

Preston is survived by her husband Travolta and their children: daughter Ella, 20, son Benjamin, 9. Their son Jett died in January of 2009 when he was just 16 years old.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.