Kellie Pickler, who has enjoyed great success as a BNA/Sony Music Nashville recording artist since her stint as an "American Idol" finalist, will perform at the Billboard Country Music Summit's closing party on Tuesday, June 7 in Nashville.
Pickler will play a short set that will include her new single, "Tough," which was written especially for her by Leslie Satcher (who has written songs performed by Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Lee Ann Womack and many others). About the song -- the first single from her forthcoming, still-untitled third LP, due later this year -- Pickler said, "When I heard that Leslie had written a song called 'Tough' for me, I just wanted to love it so much and I do! She knows me, she knows my heart and she captured who I am."
The party will cap two solid days of music, business, conversation, networking and fun in the heart of Nashville.
The Billboard Country Music Summit -- featuring Q&As with Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney and two days of programming that encompasses virtually all aspects of the country music business -- takes place June 6 and 7 in Nashville. Head here to register and get information.