Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival
June 11, 2010
Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival has the genre catering heavily to the brand’s ultra-core fans.

VIDEO: Digital Strategist Pinky Gonzales Outlines Successful Digital + Mobile Strategies
June 11, 2010
Digital strategist and adjunct professor of new media at Belmont University Pinky Gonzales sat for an insightful post-panel session at the Billboard Country Music Summit to discuss major digital challenges and successful digital and mobile strategies. Click through for the full exclusive video.

VIDEO: ASCAP Exec Tim Dubois Talks Songwriting, The 'Creative Catalyst' and more
June 11, 2010
Tim Dubois, VP/managing executive of ASCAP Nashville chats will Billboard.biz after the Publisher's Roundtable at the Billboard Country Music Summit.

VIDEO: Country Artist Gary Allan On Tour Plans, Songwriting and more
June 11, 2010
Country artist Gary Allan sat with Billboard at the Billboard Country Music Summit and discussed his upcoming touring plans, his songwriting process, bull riding and more.

VIDEO: Martina McBride Talks Kid Rock, Her New Album and more
June 11, 2010
At the inaugural Billboard Country Music Summit, country artist Martina McBride sat for a keynote and dished on her collaboration with Kid Rock, her new album and more.

VIDEO: Vector President Ken Levitan Discusses Developing Artists, Kings Of Leon and more
June 11, 2010
Vector Management president sat with Billboard.biz at the Billboard County Music Summit to discuss developing Kings of Leon on the road, Kid Rock's upcoming plans and much more.

The Five Funniest Lines from Billboard’s Country Music Summit
June 10, 2010
Tim McGraw on the competition in Nashville: “There are people working at the 7-Eleven who can sing circles around me.”

VIDEO: Branding + Sponsorship Strategies From MAC President Marcie Allen
June 10, 2010
In this interview, Allen gives straight talk on the state of sponsorships in country music, what makes a good for artist and brand and much more.

VIDEO: Blake Shelton Talks The '6-pack,' Miranda Lambert and more
June 10, 2010
Country artist Blake Shelton talks with Billboard.biz at the Billboard Country Music Summit about his upcoming "6-pack" album, if he'll stick with this format and more.

VIDEO: Exec Steve Hodges On Keys To Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker's Success
June 10, 2010
In this after-panel exclusive video, Hodges discusses the keys to Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker's success, and more.

Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At CMT Awards
June 10, 2010
The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it again during the CMT Music Awards.

Five Tips From Country's Top Managers
June 08, 2010
Six prominent country music managers talked shop on a panel today at the Billboard Country Music Summit moderated by Billboard senior editorial analyst Glenn Peoples. Here are five lessons learned from the session.

Tim McGraw: 'After 13 Albums, It's Time For a Change'
June 08, 2010
During a keynote interview at the Billboard Country Music Summit, the country star talked about the early days of his career and what he may do after his next album completes his deal with Curb Records.

Country Touring As Good As Ever
June 08, 2010
If you left early during the "Country Road" touring panel on the first day of the Billboard Country Summit on Monday, you missed the most contentious statements of the day.

Billboard Country Summit: Country Touring As Good As Ever
June 08, 2010
If you left early during the "Country Road" touring panel on the first day of the Billboard Country Summit on Monday, you missed the most contentious statements of the day.

Kid Rock Ready to Party as CMT Awards Host
June 08, 2010
Kid Rock won't be too far out of his comfort zone as host of the Country Music Television Awards. It will be kind of like throwing a party

Martina McBride Discusses 'Independence,' Kid Rock Collab
June 07, 2010
Multi-platinum RCA artist Martina McBride charmed a wall-to-wall audience at the Billboard Country Music Summit today in an intimate Q&A session.

Quick Shots From The Billboard Country Music Summit
June 07, 2010
Martina McBride, Gary Allan and the country music biz were on hand as the first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with CMA, in Nashville, kicked off. Click through for select shots from the event.

Martina McBride Discusses 'Independence,' Kid Rock Collab
June 07, 2010
The multi-platinum RCA artist charmed a wall-to-wall audience at the Billboard Country Music Summit today in an intimate Q&A session.

Billboard Country Music Summit Is Here
June 07, 2010
The first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with CMA, will open its doors in just a few hours and will feature broad programming that encompasses virtually all aspects of the country music business.

BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Country Star Big Kenny
June 03, 2010
Did you know that the first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, which runs June 7-8 in Nashville, features a veritable who's who from the country music business? Like who? Like Big Kenny!

Gary Allan Joins Billboard Summit
May 25, 2010
Gary Allan has signed on as a panelist at the inaugural Billboard Country Summit June 7-8 at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville.

BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: William Morris Endeavor's Rob Beckham
May 24, 2010
Did you know that the first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, which runs June 7-8 in Nashville, features a veritable who's who from the country music business? Like who? Like Rob Beckham!

BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Belmont University Digital Strategist Pinky Gonzales
May 19, 2010
Did you know that the first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, which runs June 7-8 in Nashville, features a veritable who's who from the country music business? Like who? Like Pinky Gonzales!

Big Kenny Joins Billboard Summit Panel
May 18, 2010
The artist will take part in the panel "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" at the inaugural Billboard Country Music Summit June 7-8 at Nashville's Hermitage Hotel.

Martina McBride Set For Billboard Country Music Summit Keynote
May 18, 2010
McBride will be the June 7 keynote at the first annual Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville.

Billboard Country Summit Publishing Panel Set
May 11, 2010
A half-dozen elite members of Tennessee's music publishing community will take part in "Publisher's Roundtable: The Country Song Business In The Digital Age," at the inaugural Summit June 7-8 at the Hermitage Hotel.

Blake Shelton Joins Billboard Country Summit
Apr 27, 2010
The two-day conference, co-sponsored by the Country Music Association, will address the industry's biggest issues in an era of major evolution.