Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban: Photo Gallery From Day One of the BB Country Music Summit
Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban: Photo Gallery From Day One of the BB Country Music Summit

The second annual Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville kicked off its first day in high style with luminescent country stars (including Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels), music industry reps from across the country music biz (managers, major and indie labels, bookers, promoters, retailers, digital businesses, p.r. reps, social media execs, publishers and many others) and topical panels discussing everything from touring saturation to social commerce to the international country music market. Check out the photographic evidence below.

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Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde (left) and County Music Association Board Chairman Steve Moore kicked off this year's Billboard Country Music Summit with a Welcome Address and State of the Industry. (Photo: Beth Gwinn)
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Carrie Underwood (right) sits for the Billboard Country Summit Superstar Q&A with Billboard's Wade Jesson (Photo: Beth Gwinn)
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Managers Stage Managed (From left): Moderator Phyllis Starck, Nashville Correspondent, MSN Music; Virginia Davis, Managing Partner, B.A.D. Mgm't (Jewel); Bernie Cahill of ROAR Mgm't (Zac Brown Band); Doc McGhee, President, McGhee Ent. (KISS); T.K. Kimbrell, President, TKO Artist Mgm't (Toby Keith); Ken Levitan, Co-President, Vector Management (Trace Adkins); Erv Woolsey, CEO, Erv Woolsey Company (George Straight). (Photo: Beth Gwinn)
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From left: Billboard's Ray Waddell, Billboard Publisher Lisa Ryan Howard, breakout country star Jason Aldean and Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde. (Photo: Beth Gwinn)
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Branded: Drew McGowan, Director of Sponsorships, The Clorox Company; Sheri Warnke, VP of Corporate Partnerships; Tom Gossin, Artist, Gloriana; CMA; Stacey Portnoy, Regional Marketing Manager, Samsung Marcie Allen, President, MAC Presents; Laura Hutfless, Sponsorship Agent, Creative Artists Agency; Keith Brannan, VP of Marketing, Country Financial. (Photo: Beth Gwinn)
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The legendary Charlie Daniels (third from left) anchored the Touring Saturation panel that also featured (from left) Gil Cunningham, President Neste Event Mktg.; Darin Lashinsky, CEO, NS2; Billboard's Ray Waddell; Ali Harnell, Senior Vice President, Clear Channel Entertainment; Brian O'Connell, President of Country, Live Nation; Gary Weinberger, President, Red Mountian Ent. (Photo: Beth Gwinn)
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Keith Urban surprised the crowd at the CMA Global Artist party during the Billboard Country Music Summit by jumping onstage to present his friend Tommy Emmanuel with the CMA Global Country Artist of the Year Award. (Photo: Karen Hicks/CMA)
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The performers at the Chevrolet presents CMA Global Artist Party on Monday, June 6 at The Stage on Broadway in downtown Nashville during the 2011 Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: Karen Hicks/CMA) (Photo: Karen Hicks/CMA)
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Montetizing the Social (from left): Marcus Whitney, CTO/entrepreneur, Moontoast; Andrew Mains, VP Artist and Label Relations, TopSpin Media; Mike Doernberg, Co-Founder/CEO, ReverbNation; Patrick Faucher, Founder, Nimbit; J Sider, CEO, RootMusic; Brian Peterson, co-founder, Bandbox; Michael Sloane, Cofounder, Strategic Blend. (Photo: Beth Gwinn)
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Bar Exam: One of the many music round tables at the Country Summit. (Photo: Beth Gwinn)