Filed under: Country NewsThe Boot rounds up today's country music news from around the web.
says Lee Brice
and Chris Young
were great additions to his upcoming Beat This Summer tour
, presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, because he was looking for artists to join him who were "hungry." "Those guys really are. Of course, you look for talent and you look for great songs -- and that hunger to put on a performance for people. I also think they're really nice people. I think it would be really fun to hang out with them." Brad will have his chance to hang with the two when the tour kicks off May 9 in St. Louis. The superstar entertainer will donate $1 from each ticket sold to Live Beyond, the Nashville-based nonprofit group that supports impoverished communities
in Haiti, as well other parts of the world in need. [Ashley Mann on Music Row
Is LeAnn Rimes
headed for reality TV? Us Weekly quotes "a source" as saying that the singer "has been approached about doing both scripted and nonscripted shows." No further details on any plans just yet (or whether LeAnn's hubby, Eddie Cibrian -- whose ex is one of the "Real Housewives" -- will be participating), but LeAnn did tell Jay Leno late last year that "there's no reality in a reality show." More on the story is found in the magazine's March 11 issue on newsstands. [US Weekly