This is a wonderful idea, SRS.
I've only attended the International Country Music Conference once, but it remains my favorite conference experience. For three days in Nashville, all attendees remain together in a comfortable presentation room with big round tables and plenty of food, and everyone hears and discusses all the papers. None of that meat market atmosphere with 15 presentations competing at once. It's also very friendly to avocational scholars. The only (big) downside is that it is always held on the US Memorial Day weekend.
Here's the CFP for the next conference, scheduled for May 21-23, 2009 (Thurs-Sat). Deadline for proposals (not finished papers) is October 24, 2008.
From the website:
ICMC solicits proposals in all disciplines related to all aspects of the history and contemporary status of Country Music. ICMC broadly defines Country Music to include variants from Old Time Country, Cajun, Cowboy, Western Swing, and the Nashville Sound to Bluegrass, Honky Tonk, Country Rock, New Traditionalist, Hot New Country, Alternative Country, and the country music tradition in countries outside the United States. Proposals on the educational applications of Country Music from Kindergarten through the collegiate curriculum are also welcome. ICMC is truly international with papers having been presented by scholars from Australia, Canada the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.