Billboard will hold its first-ever Billboard Country Music Summit in association with the Country Music Association (CMA) in Nashville on June 7-8.

The event will feature two days of panel sessions, roundtable discussions and keynote interviews. It will be geared toward managers, artists, agents, radio programmers, label executives, mobile/digital executives, sponsorship professionals, business managers, promoters, the copyright community, publishers, songwriters, music supervisors, producers and others closely associated with the country music business.

The Billboard Country Music Summit will kick off the activities leading up to the annual CMA Music Festival, which will be held June 10-13, in Nashville.

Panels and roundtables will include “Marketing & Branding for Country Music,” “The Changing Face of Country Radio: 2010 And Beyond,” “Country On The Road,” “Today’s Country Music Manager,” “How to Make New Media Work,” “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?: How To Successfully Develop An Artist,” “Not Your Granddaddy's Record Label: Will The Last One to Abandon The Old Business Model Please Turn Out the Lights?” and “Publisher's Roundtable: The Country Song Business in the Digital Age”

The event will take place at the Hermitage Hotel. For information on The Billboard Country Music Summit, visit