Bruce the Duck wrote:No, both the original and the parody are country, though much more of a pop quality than most country. It's the reason Taylor Swift has been able to cross over into the mainstream pop world, like Shania Twain and Faith Hill before her.
Being from Nashville, I fully agree with this. Country was already a bit pop from the late 70's/early 80's, but Shania Twain is pretty much the sole reason every female artist is the slightest pop/country these days. (Sort of like how every pop star today tries to be another Lady Gaga.)
Before Shania, women still had that slight "90's country" sound, but she strapped a pop-flavored bomb on country music, and lit the fuse. Boom.