An online rumor has fans wondering if Shania Twain will pop up at the 2017 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 2) to perform a brand-new song.

On Tuesday (March 28), the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on an "unconfirmed rumor" that Twain will be a surprise guest at the 2017 ACM Awards, which are taking place at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, and premiere a song called "Triumphant," the debut single from her forthcoming new album. The Review-Journal notes that neither the Academy of Country Music nor Twain has made any official comment about the rumors; instead, they cite a March 24 tweet from Twain that reads "What a week ... Here's to the weekend!"

Twain last released a new album in 2002 (Up!). She stepped away from the spotlight for several years, though she spent 2012-2014 performing a Las Vegas residency and, most recently, embarked on her Rock This Country Tour, in 2015. Twain has been talking about new music for years now and, in October, told The Boot that it will be “more diverse than any other album I’ve ever done.”

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“There’s a lot of variety there,” Twain shares, “but what I’ve learned about myself is, as a songwriter of all the songs, the emotion and the voice ties it all together as one artist.”

In February, Twain told Rolling Stone that a new single would come in March, with a full new album to follow in May. Beginning in June, Twain will be the subject of an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The 2017 ACM Awards will air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET; Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return as co-hosts.

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