Amy Sciarretto at Taste of Country says she can't think of a better way to beat the summer heat than with some live country music, doled out by Brad Paisley. The singer-songwriter is gearing up for the release of 'Wheelhouse,' on April 9 has announced the first leg of his Beat This Summer Tour. How close is it to us?

Well, the opening night is one of the three closest cities: May 9 in St. Louis.

Brad has invited Chris Young and Lee Brice along for the ride. It won't just be good times and country music. Paisley has included a charitable element to the tour, as he will donate a dollar from the sale of each ticket to Live Beyond, the nonprofit that he supports, which is working diligently to provide medical care, clean water, nutritional support and more to Haitian communities. Paisley spent last week building water pumps in Haiti.

I have placed in blod the three cities nearest us.

Brad Paisley Beat This Summer Tour Dates:

5/9 - St. Louis, Mo. | Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
5/10 - Indianapolis, Ind. | Klipsch Music Center
5/11 - Chicago, Ill. | First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
5/16 - Holmdel, N.J. | PNC Bank Arts Center
5/17 - Boston, Ma.| Comcast Center
5/18 - Hartford, Ct. | Comcast Theatre
5/31 - Toronto, Ont. | Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
6/1 - Pittsburgh, Pa. | First Niagara Pavilion
6/2 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. | Saratoga Performing ArtsCenter
6/6 - Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
6/7 - Charlotte, N.C.| Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/8 - Raleigh, N.C. | Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
6/21 - West Palm Beach, Fla. | Cruzan Amphitheatre *
6/22 - Tampa, Fla. | Live Nation Amphitheatre *
6/23 - Atlanta, Ga. | Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
6/28 - Virginia Beach, Va. | Farm Bureau Live
6/29 - Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
7/12 - Darien Center, N.Y. | Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/13 - Ft. Loramie, Ohio| Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lake
7/20 - Twin Lakes, Wisc. | Country Thunder Festival Grounds
7/27 - Dallas, Texas | Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/28 - Houston, Texas | Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/1 - Denver, Colo. | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
8/2 - Salt Lake City, Utah | USANA Amphitheatre
8/16 - Mission, B.C. | Rockin’ River Festival-Mission Raceway Park*
8/17 - Brownsville, Ore. Williamette Country Music Festival *
8/22 - Mountain View, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/23 - Sacramento, Calif. | Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/24 - San Bernardino, Calif. | San Manuel Amphitheatre
*No Lee Brice on these dates