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When it comes to country music, there are few vocalists out there who have the power and skill of David Nail. The MCA Nashville artist released his new album, I’m A Fire, today and just like the title suggests, Nail is warm, roaring and unbridled.
The album’s title and same-name track is particularly personal to Nail. He says, “There’s so many moments on this record that make me think about the last for years that I’ve been married, and ‘I’m a Fire’ just sums it all up. It (the title track) says ‘I’ve walked through flames, come out on the other end, and the foremost reason is because of you.” It’s definitely a bright spot of the album.
Although, the album comes on the heels of its lead single “Whatever She’s Got” hitting #1, it doesn’t rely solely, or really much at all, on that formula. Although “Whatever She’s Got” was a bonafide bouncy hit, Nail shines brightest on the moodier offerings, including the Bob DiPiero, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally penned track, “Burnin’ Bed.” The tracks wraps you in immediately, with Nail mysteriously crooning “Tangled. Vodka. Midnight. Can’t stay. Taxi. Goodnight.” Another immediate standout is the slow burning ember, “The Secret,” an ode to an affair that literally goes to the grave. The track epitomizes country music at its finest. “I can’t help, but think about all that we could’ve been had you not stayed here and settled for a life with him.” Nail croons, “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, buried is the secret that was us.”
Other highlights of the album include “When They’re Gone (Lyle County),” featuring the incomparable Little Big Town on background vocals. The foursome add an incredible depth to the track that quickly elevates it from good to great. The Glen Campbell cover “Galveston” features LeAnn Womack, and like the collaboration with LBT, Womack’s vocals only elevate the track and force us to wonder where she’s been and queue up “Last Call” to play after I’m A Fire ends.
“Kiss You Tonight” is the album’s second single and although it’s decidedly less catchy than “Whatever She’s Got,” it’s still a solid track with a hint of earworminess. “I’ve been trying to do without you, but I can’t give up this fight.” Nail pleads, “Everything will be alright if I can just kiss you tonight.”
Much like Dierks Bentley‘s RISER, released last week, this album is a hyrbid of a departure combined with natural progression for David Nail. It relies more on guitar than piano and shows Nail flexing his impressive vocal chords over varied melodies, lyrics and emotions. It’s been a bit of a rough ride through bro-country music lately, but albums like I’m A Fire and RISER give us high hopes for Nashville’s most talented leading men.
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The lineup just got even bigger for the inaugural Tree Town Music festival, taking place in Forest City, Iowa this Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 & 25). While Brad Paisley and Toby Keith had already been announced as headliners, the festival announced additional performances today, including Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, David Nail, JT Hodges, Leah Turner, Sarah Darling and The Last Ride.
Riding high from the RIAA Gold Certification of lead single, “Whatever She’s Got,” David Nail will release his third album, I’m A Fire, on March 4. The MCA Nashville artist worked with producers Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf.
Nail says “There’s so many moments on this record that make me think about the last four years that I’ve been married, and I’m a Fire just sums it all up.” He adds “It [the title track] says, ‘I’ve walked through flames, come out on the other end, and the foremost reason is because of you.’”
The album features 11 new tracks including “When They’re Gone (Lyle County)” featuring Little Big Town and co-written by Brett Eldredge, “Kiss You Tonight” a song that expresses the strong emotion that we all feel at some point in our lives for another, the steamy “Burnin’ Bed” (co-written by Brandy Clark) and a duet version of Glen Campbell’s “Galveston” with Lee Ann Womack.
“As an entertainer, there’s nothing like seeing the fans react to your music,” Says Rucker. “I’ve been blessed to have country radio take six of our songs to No. 1, so we thought it was the perfect time to take the True Believers Tour on the road,” shares Rucker in an issued press release.Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Nov. 15. For more information, visit Rucker’s official website here.
“True Believers” Tour Dates:
Jan. 29 – Champaign, Ill. | Assembly
Jan. 30 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. | Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 31 – Ypsilanti, Mich. | Convocation Center
Feb. 13 – Hershey, Pa. | Giant Center
Feb. 14 – Albany, N.Y. | Times Union
Feb. 15 – Verona, N. Y. | Stone Event Center
Feb. 20 – Charleston, S. C. | Coliseum
Feb. 21 – Columbia, S. C. | Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 22 – Asheville, N. C. | US Cellular Center*
Feb. 27 – Erie, Pa. | Insurance Arena
Feb. 28 – Youngstown, Ohio | Coveli Center
March 1 – Roanoke, VA. | Civic Center
March 7 – Enid, Okla. | Convention Hall
March 8 – Salina, Kan. | Bicentennial Center*
March 9 – Loveland, Colo. | Budweiser Events Center
Riding high on the success of his current single “Whatever She’s Got,” David Nail has announced his plans for a fall tour. The 30-city trek will kick off on September 12 in Davie, Florida and bring David to all corners of the U.S., including New York, Texas, Chicago and California.
The tour will wrap November 22 in Atlanta, and Nail will release his album early next year.
David Nail Tour Dates
Sept. 12 The Roundup-Davie, Fla.
Sept. 13 Dallas Bull-Tampa, Fla.
Sept. 18 The National-Richmond, Va.
Sept. 19 Musicfest Café-Bethlehem, Pa.
Sept. 21 Dusty Armadillo-Akron, Ohio
Sept. 27 The Blue Note-Columbia, Mo.
Oct. 3 Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill-Minneapolis
Oct. 4 8 Seconds Indianapolis
Oct. 5 Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill-Detroit
Oct. 11 Grizzly Rose-Denver, Ohio
Oct. 16 The Graduate-Sacramento, Calif.
Oct. 17 Crystal Palace-Bakersfield, Calif.
Oct. 18 Club Rodeo-San Jose, Calif.
Oct. 19 The Ranch-San Miguel, Calif.
Oct. 23 Showbox-Seattle
Oct. 24 Knitting Factory-Spokane, Wash.
Oct. 25 Knitting Factory-Boise, Id.
Oct. 29 Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill-Mesa, Ariz.
Oct. 30 Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill-Tucson, Ariz.
Nov. 1 Billy Bob’s-Fort Worth, Texas
Nov. 7 The Bluestone-Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 8 The Intersection-Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nov. 9 Joe’s on Weed Street-Chicago
Nov. 13 Gramercy Theatre-New York
Nov. 14 Asylum-Portland, Maine
Nov. 15 Royale-Boston
Nov. 16 Prospector’s-Mt. Laurel, N.J.
Nov. 17 The Fillmore-Washington, DC
Nov. 21 Iron City-Birmingham, Ala.
Nov. 22 120 Tavern-Atlanta
For ticket info and more, visit www.davidnail.com.
Country music’s own David Nail performed this week at the opening of two new LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in Midvale, Utah and Mesa, Arizona as part of the restaurant’s Live at LongHorn series. Live at LongHorn is a forum for up and coming artists to share their music with fans and LongHorn guests. Check out the pictures of the GRAMMY-nominated MCA Nashville artist below:
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MCA Nashville’s David Nail was forced to cancel his show Friday night due to a doctor ordered vocal rest. He was scheduled to play in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the 19th but suffered a sudden case of laryngitis. After consulting with a medical professi0nal, he was told to cancel his show and go on immediate vocal rest.
David shared the bad news on Twitter before his show was supposed to happen:
“Voice in bad shape … Needing a miracle. Gonna go as long as I can tonight! Scary situation for any singer when the sound won’t come … Say a prayer for my chords!”
David was able to perform Saturday night in Chicago on October 20th. No future tour dates are expected to be affected by the vocal rest. His latest album “1979″ is available digitally right now, and features his hit cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You.”
MCA Nashville artist David Nail has some pretty exciting news. He’ll be heading out on his own tour this fall starting on September 6th in Ohio. He’s been out on the road opening for major artists, but he’ll be headlining his own sets in scaled-down performances across the United States.
MCA Nashville artist David Nail has announced plans for a charity concert benefiting the Cancers And Blood Disorders Auxiliary of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation for Wednesday, September 26th. “Going Country For A Cure” will be held at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Pittsburgh. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Payton Wright Foundation. Gwen Sebastian will open up the show for David.
“The story of how brave little Payton was caught my attention, then captured my heart,” said David. “To see this little girl fight so hard, never give up and be so positive… You realize what struggle really is, and you want to do whatever you can so no more children have to face this sort of terrible illness.”
David first heard about Payton’s battle with a brain cancer in 2006, and he’s been touched by her story ever since. It was during an ESPN basketball broadcast in December 2006, when the announcer was talking about Payton, when David heard her story and immediately reached out to her father. David told Payton’s family that he’d do anything he could to support the foundation, and will be headlining the charity concert.
Tickets are only $25 and are on-sale right now, with VIP tickets, which include a buffet dinner, VIP access, and a meet-and-greet with David for $100 each. To get your tickets for a great cause, or for more information on the event, visit Going Country For A Cure’s ticketing page.
Looks like the music industry is finally recognizing the talent David Nail has. The country singer’s beautiful version of Adele’s “Someone Like You” is featured all day today on VEVO’s homepage, and will be slotted into random country music playlists all day today. His cover will also appear on the country music playlists on sister site YouTube.
“We did the video just for friends who’d heard me sing the song backstage and wanted to have access to it. It brings so many things out of you as a vocalist, so I wanted to make sure the visuals lived up to it, but I never thought anyone would pay attention to it. I certainly didn’t expect it to turn into something like this,” said David.
Check out David’s version of Adele’s hit pop song here and tell us which version you like the best – the original or the remake. Here’s hoping for a David and Adele future Crossroads episode!