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Little Big Town announces their tour dates. Keith Urban finally pays his respect to the writers of "We Were Us." And, he may be 77, but Merle Haggard is still going strong.

FOX News Radio Entertainment Correspondent, Michelle Pollino has the scoop on the Country music stars making headlines this week:

FOX Country.

I'm Michelle Pollino.

Little Big Town fans - time to get your day drinking hat on, as the foursome announcing 13 dates for their "Pain Killer" tour, following the release of their album, October 21st. The tour starts in November and will hit 13 cities, including Atlanta, Denver, Dallas and Chicago.

While everyone was celebrating the Emmys, Keith Urban held a small thank you party for the writers of his hit "We Were Us." The duet with Miranda Lambert hit number one in November of last year, but a celebration was never held - because of the stars' schedules. So, Keith finally just said...lets do it... and hosted writers: Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins, August 25th at Music City Tippler. Miranda couldn't attend, but sent along a thank-you video.

Country legend Merle Haggard recently contributed to a Buddy Holly tribute album, and he tells Rolling Stone he's got four different projects lined up for release. All coming from a new studio.  So, don't look for him to be slowing down anytime soon.

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