XM Satellite Radio will move its Nashville studios from their six-year home at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to a new facility at the Sommet Center, the city-owned downtown arena.

The new facility, which will be located in a tower near the main entrance to the arena and is expected to be completed later this year, will include significantly expanded broadcast and production studios, as well as a dedicated performance studio, full production suite and office space. XM will use its new Nashville studios to originate its country music programming, as well as content for other channels.

Additionally, XM has also teamed up with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau to collaborate on free, live music events for Music City's Visitor Information Center which is located on the main level of the arena tower. XM's original performance series, "Music City Connection: Heroes Behind the Hits," is produced by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

XM carries seven different country music channels: "America" for classic country; "X Country" for progressive country; "Willie's Place" for traditional country music; "Bluegrass Junction" for bluegrass music fans; "The Village" for folk music; "Highway 16" for current top country hits; and "U.S. Country" for 80's and 90's country hits.

No specific date has been set for the move.