"From This Moment On" is a song by Canadian recording artist Shania Twain, taken from her third studio album, Come On Over (1997). The song was written by Twain, while additional production and songwriting was done by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. After finishing the track, both Twain and Lange concluded that the song would work best as a duet. Despite their first choice for the duet being Elton John, they chose country singer Bryan White instead, who took the opportunity. It was then released on March 14, 1998 in North America and Oceania.
"From This Moment On" is a country pop track which received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who deemed it as one of the album's highlights. The song achieved moderate commercial success, reaching the top ten in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States. It also charted in France, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Sweden, as well on several Billboard component charts. An accompanying music video was directed by Paul Boyd, which depicts Twain walking down a hallway until she's joined by an orchestra to perform the song. "From This Moment On" has been performed on every tour by Twain since its release.
I'd never actually collaborated, as far as a duet, with anybody before, so it became a lot of fun. They let me do exactly what I wanted to do, and I think we blended real well together. I got to work out all kinds of different arrangement things with them."
"From This Moment On" was written during a soccer game in Italy. Twain once explained “We were in Italy at a soccer game. My husband loves sports. I don’t know the game that well, so my mind drifted and I started writing.” Initially, Twain thought "From This Moment On" would be perfect for singer Celine Dion; however, as Twain and Lange developed the song, they concluded that it would work best as a duet. Despite their first choice for the duet being Elton John, they chose country singer Bryan White instead, who took the opportunity. Twain later described White as "the best male voice in country music. Beyond country music! He's an excellent singer. So he needed to be on this record, because the song soars. It demands that. It demands dynamics." White explained that, by the time he went to the recording, the song was mostly finalized, and, vocally, described it as "extremely challenging."
Initial first-run pressings of the international version of Come On Over during March 1998 featured White on the song, while subsequent pressings soon after began featuring the song as a solo recording. The reason is because in early 1998, Mercury executives were informed that White would be unable to promote the song alongside Twain; therefore Twain had to return to the studio to re-record White's parts on her own. According to White's spokesman at Asylum Records, "We've certainly heard knocking on our door about "From This Moment On" being too contemporary for Bryan's sake. So it's fine if they want to go to top 40 without him." White later claimed that he had no hard feelings towards Twain for him being excluded from the international version of the song, stating "They're releasing this song as a pop record, and I'm not a pop artist, so my feelings aren't hurt."
"From This Moment On" was released as the fourth single from Come On Over on March 14, 1998 in North America and Oceania, while being released in Europe on November 16, 1998 only. Musically, "From This Moment On" is a country pop ballad and is set in common time with a slow tempo of 68 beats per minute. The song is written in the key of G major with Twain's vocal range spanning from the low note of D3 to the high note of C5. Nick Reynolds of BBC Music described the song as a power new country ballad with "a beautiful melody".
"From This Moment On" received generally favorable reviews from music critics. Matt Bjorke of About.com deemed the song as one of the album's highlights, while Elizabeth Kessler of Yahoo! commented that "hardly any song can compare to this love anthem! ... Everyone feels their insides tug as they listen to this heart wrenching song." Country Universe writer Kevin John Coyne did separate reviews for "From This Moment On". While reviewing the duet, Coyne graded it a B and commented that it was mostly a showcase of White's vocals, "who turns in some signature licks and makes Twain seem a bit bland in comparison. However, it also gives the song a bit of a mid-eighties Peter Cetera vibe, which hasn’t held up well over time." Coyne concluded, however, that the single release turned the track "into a potent solo number," and noted that "the addition of a Spanish-flavored guitar that borrowed heavily from 'Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman' gave the ballad added oomph." He graded the single release an A-. At the 1999 Canadian Country Music Awards, "From This Moment On" won the award for Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration of the Year.
"From This Moment On" achieved moderate commercial success. In the United States, the track was able to reach number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one in both Adult Contemporary and Country Songs component charts. However, it failed to peak inside the top ten on the Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs component charts, peaking at number 16 and 22, respectively. On the chart compiled by Nielsen Soundscan, "From This Moment On" reached number four on the Canadian Hot 100, while reaching number one on RPM's Country Songs and Adult Contemporary charts. In Australia, the track debuted at number 32, and climbed to a new peak of number two on its eleventh week on the chart. It stayed on the chart for a total of 32 weeks, and was the tenth best selling single of 1998 in the country. "From This Moment On" also peaked inside the top ten in New Zealand, where it reached the position of number seven. The song failed to chart inside the top ten of a few European countries, such as France, Netherlands, and Sweden. In the United Kingdom, it debuted and peaked at number nine on the chart issue of November 28, 1998.
The song's accompanying music video was directed by Paul Boyd. It depicts Twain wearing a long dress and a bindi. She is walking down a hallway, trying to go through several doors; however, they are all locked. Finally she finds an unlocked door, proceeds through it and finds an orchestra being led by a conductor. She stands in front and finishes singing the song. The video uses The Right Mix of the song. This re-recorded solo version features slightly more contemporized instrumentation and removes White's vocals. The version shown on Twain's video compilations "Come On Over: Video Collection" and "The Platinum Collection" adds a short outtake during filming, in which Twain accidentally broke off a doorknob, to the end of the video. "From This Moment On" has been performed on live with the Backstreet Boys and on every tour by Twain since its release.