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Thompson Square recently wrapped their tour with Jason Aldean and Chris Young, and beginning in January, they will head back out in full swing with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker on Lady A's Own the NightTtour. The constant touring and hectic schedule when they are home in Nashville doesn't leave a lot of time for the duo to work on their sophomore album, but Keifer and Shawna Thompson are planning to work on the highly-anticipated new project in early 2012.

"This Lady A tour came up, so it's going to be another album of 'come in for two or three days and make it work,'" Keifer Thompson reveals to Taste of Country. "We're looking at February to go in for three or four days and start the process."

During the time spent on the road, Thompson Square have been concentrating on their songwriting, so they are plenty prepared when the studio time becomes available. "We'll take all the songs we've been writing and start to narrow them down," says Keifer. "We wrote one today, actually. We're continually trying to write for the record and get it all situated."

"We actually just got back from a writers retreat with David Lee Murphy and Brett James," adds Shawna. "That was really, really cool. We wrote some good stuff."

Thompson Square will perform their No. 1 single, co-written by David Lee Murphy, on Wednesday night (Nov. 9) at the 2011 CMA Awards. The show will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC at 8PM ET. Next month, Thompson Square are nominated in seven American Country Award categories, including New Artist of the Year. Fans have until Nov. 11 to cast their votes, which can be done here.