Dierks Bently kicks off his Sounds of Summer tour... Brett Eldridge announces the release date of his next album with an appearance on late night, and Kelly Pickler steps into the summer music fray.

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

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I'm Michelle Pollino.

Dierks Bentley's summer tour kicks off June 5th in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Sounds of Summer tour will visit 40 cities, and feature Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith as special guests.

Brett Eldredge made a appearance on "Late Night With Seth Myers" and revealed the date of the singer's long-awaited new album, Illinois. It's September 11th. The title is a nod to his home state. Eldredge continues touring with Darius Rucker's Southern Style tour and during CMA Music Fest in Nashville next week, he will host his official fan club party on June 12th. 

And, speaking of CMA Fest, Kellie Pickler will receive a special honor during the fest named for "American Sniper" Chris Kyle. The Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award recognizes Pickler's commitment to entertaining U.S. servicemen and women. Meanwhile, Pickler released a brand new single "Feeling Tonight", the first from her latest in the works album.

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