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David Nail Single “Kiss You Tonight” Penned By David Cook

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Country star David Nail and American Idol winner David Cook once played together at a celebrity softball game. The pair didn’t even meet that day; they just played together.

When Nail first heard a demo of his latest single, “Kiss You Tonight,” he had no idea that “the David Cook” credited for writing the song was the same one with whom he once played softball.

“When I heard it and saw the writers’ names, I thought there was no way that can be the same David Cook,” Nail says. “That’s a very common name. You’d think it would be because we’re both from Missouri, and I love all things and people Missouri.”

Social media eventually caused Nail to make the connection between the songwriter and the Idol alum. He explains, “There was about a two-day span where his army of Idol followers took over my Twitter because of this song. So I knew it was that David Cook.”

Nail was drawn to the song due to its simplicity and emotionality. “I love the sentiment of a guy just saying, ‘Hey, if you just allow me the opportunity to come over to your house and kiss you, everything else will take care of itself,’” he says.

Cook, who is currently in Nashville working on his upcoming album, is proud not only of the song, but of its release as a single by Nail.  He says, “It was my third write, once I moved to town. That song just snowballed. David put it on hold, and it was that way for a few months. Then it was going to go on the record, and it was that way for a few months. Then the single thing happened super-quick. It has opened some doors to doing more, which is great.”

With both artists praising one another and the single, maybe another collaboration will happen in the future!

Photo courtesy of David Nail’s website

REVIEW: David Nail’s “I’m A Fire”

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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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Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, David Nail & More Added to Tree Town Music Festival

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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.

 Additionally, the festival will feature Little Nashville,” a stage bringing the excitement of Nashville’s world-famous Broadway to Iowa, beer tents, a variety of food vendors, rock climbing, bounce houses and much more for the entire weekend. The fun extends to the festival’s campgrounds with flip cup competitions, golf cart taxis, food and drink vendors and more.

For more info on tickets, camping or for any of your Tree Town Music Festival, please visit: treetownfestival.com or call 877-569-7767.

Exclusive Interview: Dave Barnes

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The name Dave Barnes is synonymous with awesome. By day, he’s an independent musician who just recently released his eighth studio album, Golden Days. By night, he’s a bit of a Nashville superhero, moonlighting as a mentor, award-winning songwriter, standup comedian, husband and new father.

We recently had the chance to chat with Dave about his new album, writing country hits, his incredible 12 year journey in the music industry and his big plans for 2014.

KIC: This is your 8th studio album – what can fans expect from Golden Days?

DB: Hopefully a subtle combination of more of what they hopefully like about what I do, while pushing the boundaries a bit musically and lyrically from what I’ve talked about and how I’ve done that before.

Lady Antebellum Extends Take Me Downtown Tour

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Great news, country fans… Lady A is extending their Take Me Downtown Tour!

With approximately 36 new dates added, that brings the trek to about 80 cities. The tour will now run throughout the summer with the next leg beginning on March 22 in Phoenix, AZ at Ak-Chin Pavilion.

The trio is excited to bring the show to more fans and give it their all every night. “The energy from the crowds on opening weekend was like a drug…it was totally intoxicating,” said Charles Kelley. “It felt so unbelievable to be back on stage together, and each night was better than the last. We’re going on to North Dakota this weekend and from now through the summer amphitheater shows, we’re going to try and raise the bar night after night.”

Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves are currently out on the road with Lady A, and will continue on for the early summer shows. A combination of Billy Currington, David Nail and Joe Nichols will open for the remainder of the new dates.

TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2014 North American Summer Dates:

David Nail Announces Release Date & Track List For New Album

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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.

Darius Rucker Announces 2014 True Believers Tour Featuring Eli Young Band and Special Guest David Nail

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Darius Rucker will be hitting the road early next year on his “True Believers” Tour, named after his third country album. Joining him on the tour will be the Eli Young Band and David Nail.

“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

More performers announced for ACM Honors

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The 7th annual Academy of Country Music Honors has announced additional performers and presenters for the special evening. Dierks Bentley will return once again to host the non-televised event. Tickets are still available for $40 through the Ryman Box Office or ticketmaster.com.

Performances and musical tributes will be performed by Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Kree Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Big & Rich, the Mavericks, and MORE!

The special awards recipients of the evening are as follows:

Special Awards recipients:

MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Award Winners:

  • Chuck Ainlay - Audio Engineer of the Year
  • Matt Chamberlain - Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
  • J.T. Corenflos - Guitarist of the Year
  • Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle Player of the Year
  • Mike Johnson - Steel Guitar Player of the Year
  • Jay Joyce - Producer of the Year
  • Michael Rojas - Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas - Bass Player of the Year
  • Ilya Toshinsky - Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Industry Award Winners:

  • Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
  • Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar – Promoter of the Year
  • Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL) – Nightclub of the Year
  • Red Rock Casino & Resort (Las Vegas, NV) – Casino of the Year
  • Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year

Songwriter of the Year Winner:

David Nail Announces Fall Tour Dates

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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.

ACM Poll: Vocal Event of the Year

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Next up… “Vocal Event of the Year”! Who doesn’t love a good country collab?

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson took this award home last year for their cross-over mega-hit, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Both are back in the category again this year, except with brand new and separate collaborations!

Who will win? Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill; Easy – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield; Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw); Let It Rain – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton; or The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church?

 

ACM: Vocal Event of the Year

  • Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson ft. Vince Gill (46%, 121 Votes)
  • The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean w/ Luke Bryan & Eric Church (31%, 83 Votes)
  • Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet w/ Tim McGraw) (15%, 40 Votes)
  • Easy – Rascal Flatts ft Natasha Bedingfield (6%, 15 Votes)
  • Let It Rain – David Nail Ft. Sarah Buxton (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 265

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