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Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Big Kenny, Gary Allan and the country music biz were on hand for the first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with CMA, June 7-8 in Nashville. Below, some shots from the event.



Country star Tim McGraw during a keynote session at the Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville on June 8.
(All photos by Frederick Breedon/Billboard Magazine)



Country artist Blake Shelton during the "Not Your Granddaddy's Record Label: Will The Last One to Abandon The Old Business Model Please Turn Out the Lights" panel on June 8.



Jennifer Schwartzenberg (center in red), Erin Hornsby (center in black) both of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, join (far left) Billboard executive director of content and programming, touring and live entertainment Ray Waddell, Billboard publisher Lisa Ryan Howard, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, and Billboard senior chart manager Wade Jessen on June 8.



Manager John Lytle, Red Light Management manager Will Botwin, TKO Management president TK Kimbrell, Turner & Nichols partner/manager Doug Nichols, Vector Management president Ken Levitan, Q Prime South manager John Peets, and Billboard senior editorial analyst Glenn Peoples pose for a photo at the Billboard Country Music Summit after the Country Music Manager panel on June 8.



Country artist Big Kenny at Billboard Country Music Summit on June 8.



Jimmy Harnen, president of Republic Nashville reads Billboard magazine at the Billboard Country Music Summit on June 8.



Tuesday's "How to Make New Media Work" panel featured Topspin Media VP Andrew Mains, Mobile Roadie CEO Michael Schneider, Mozes VP Aaron Clark, The Orchard director of A&R and acquisitions Tommy Borscheid, Belmont University digital strategist/ adjunct professor Pinky Gonzoles, Sony Music Nashville VP of digital Heather McBee, Borman Entertainment director of new media Genevieve Jewell, and DigitalRodeo.com director of marketing and promotions John Pyne.



Panelists of the "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" panel were country artist Big Kenny, president of Republic Nashville Jimmy Harnen, Rubin Media owner Ronna Rubin, Triple 8 Management president George Couri, Flood, Bumstead, McCready, and McCarthy partner Jamie Cheek, GAC senior VP of programming Sarah Trahern, and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment agent Rob Beckham.



Country artist Martina McBride during a keynote Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville, Tenn., on June 7.



Artist Bo Bice performs at the Billboard Country Music Summit on June 7.



Artists Anthony K Band, Gwen Sebastian, Bo Bice, and Madonna Nash pose for a photo after performing at the Billboard Country Music Summit on June 7.



Steve Moore, board chariman, CMA; Ray Waddell, executive director of content and programming, touring and live entertainment for Billboard; Lisa Ryan Howard, publisher of Billboard; Bill Werde, editorial director of Billboard, and Wade Jessen, senior chart manager of Billboard.



Panelists Greg Osward, co-head, country music department, William Morris Endeavor; Dave Snowden, CEO Triangle Talent; John Huie, agent, Creative Artists Agency; country artist Gary Allan; Brian O'Connell, president, Live Nation Country Music and Curt Motley, agent/Nashville office head, Paradigm Music during the “Country Road” panel.



Panelists Brock Jones, sr. director of booking, Bridgestone Arena; Greg Osward, co-head, country music department, William Morris Endeavor; Ray Waddell, executive director, content and programming of touring and live entertainment for Billboard; Brian O'Connell, president, Live Nation Country Music; country artist Gary Allan, John Huie, agent, Creative Artists Agency; Dave Snowden, CEO Triangle Talent, and Curt Motley, agent/Nashville office head, Paradigm Music.