LRimesEXCLUSIVE102511_230X17.jpgLeAnn Rimes is getting close to nabbing a judging spot on The X Factor, X17online can report exclusively.

Sources involved with the negotiations say that the 29-year-old songstress spent all day yesterday in a meeting with the X Factor producers. We're told it was a "great meeting."

Although Simon Cowell was not present in the meeting, we're told he had a hand in getting LeAnn to sit down with producers.

The "How Do I Live" singer has eighteen years of experience in the music biz, a huge fan base and deep roots in country. Being the youngest Grammy winner in history at the age of 14, seems like she's exactly what The X Factor needs.

LeAnn will find out whether she's landed the multi-million dollar gig within the next three weeks.

Others who are gunning for a judging spot include Britney Spears and Beyonce. However, both singers have yet to meet with producers.

Two judging spots were left vacant after Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were let go after last season.