WATCH: Shania Twain And Billy Currington Reunite Onstage For First Performance Of ‘Party For Two’ In Nearly 20 Years

“Billy, let me ask you one more time. Billy, are you ready for a party?,” Twain said from the stage.

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July 24, 2023

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Shania Twain, Billy Currington; Photos via TikTok

Country superstars Shania Twain and Billy Currington recently took to the stage together to perform their fan-favorite duet, “Party For Two,” for the first time in nearly 20 years. 

“Billy is just the coolest guy ever,” Twain said on stage as the Georgia native joined her. “Me and Billy met when we were filming this video in the streets of London. His voice is just so awesome on this song and this is the first time we’ve ever performed it live together.”

They exchanged a quick hug and went on to deliver the first live performance of the song since its 2004 release (they previously performed the song on Good Morning America). 

Shania Twain and Billy Currington; Photo Courtesy Faster Horses Festival, Photo by Marc Nader
Shania Twain and Billy Currington; Photo Courtesy Faster Horses Festival, Photo by Marc Nader

She went on to say, “After all the time…Billy, let me ask you one more time. Billy, are you ready for a party?”

Currington responded with “Let’s hit it” and the pair broke out into song.

The memorable moment took place at Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan, which also featured performances from Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Dustin Lynch, Billy Currington, Megan Moroney, Dylan Scott, Kameron Marlowe, Hailey Whitters and more.

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Several festival attendees captured the moment on video and shared clips to social media. It appears their performance was well-received by fans. Many users gushed over the “iconic” moment and shared their excitement over the on-stage collaboration. 

“Thank you so so so much for uploading this!! And for including the chatting!! I smiled the whole time while watching this!! So fun to see them together again after 19 years,” one YouTube user commented. 

Another wrote, “Shania sounds amazing here! Epic to bring Billy out.” 

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The duet with Currington is one of two versions of “Party For Two” that appears on Twain’s Greatest Hits collection, which was released in 2004. The other version is a pop mix featuring Mark McGrath. 

“Party For Two” was written by Twain with her then-husband, Robert John “Mutt” Lange and it was marked as Twain’s third highest-charting debut at country radio.

Twain and Currington’s duet climbed to a peak position of No.7 on the country radio charts. 

The song plays out as an ongoing conversation with Twain persuading Currington to come to her party, but really it’s just a party for the two of them.

At first, Currington isn’t convinced that he wants to go to the party, but by the end of the song, he gives in. 

“I’m having me a party (I don’t think I can come) / Uh, uh, this ain’t just any kind of party (Nah, I think I’ll stay at home) / Uh, oh, no It’s gonna be really, really hot (Startin’ to sound good) / I’m gonna put you on the spot (Baby, maybe I should) / Yeah, there’ll be lots of one on one (Guess I could be there) / Come on and join the fun (What should I wear?) / I’ll tell you ‘bout it,” the pair sings in the opening verse.

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Re-live the “Party For Two” music video above.

Shaina Twain is in the midst of her global Queen of Me Tour, which runs through November 2023. 

Meanwhile, Billy Currington recently returned with a new single, “City Don’t.”  

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I am a senior at Kansas State University, where I am majoring in Communication Studies. Throughout my time at college, I’ve had the opportunity to publish a few of my pieces in the University’s newspaper, The Collegian, and I’ve created my own website. I’ve previously interned for Country Insider, an iHeartMedia-owned country music industry newsletter and I am currently interning for CountryNow, a Red Light Management owned publication. I’m very passionate about music and writing, so I hope to find myself in a career that incorporates both of these passions.