Faith Hill performs at CMA Awards. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

After a five-year absence from the CMA stage, the 44-year-old singer debuted her new single, “Come Home.” She was welcomed back with a standing ovation.

It’s been over a decade since Hill won a Country Music Association Award, taking home female vocalist of the year in 2000. Her last album, a Christmas record, was released in 2008. Hill plans to release a new album early next year, according to People.

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View Photo Gallery: Red carpet arrivals at the 2011 CMA Awards in Nashville.

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