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Nail kicks off Hot Nights at Hall of Fame

Friday, May 18, 2012 – David Nail will kick off the Country Music Hall of Fame's Hot Nights at the Hall series on June 5th at 7 p.m.

"I have a strong respect for all the music that happened long before I came to this town," Nail said. "I remember when I discovered Garth Brooks, and that made me go back...I wanted to learn where his music came from, and I started digging. I found Glen Campbell - and I just kept going, because country's past is what gives a lot of my music, I hope, it's soul."

"To be asked by the Hall of Fame to perform, especially on the verge of CMA Fest, that makes me feel like what I'm doing isn't lost. When folks like that recognize what's going in my music, then I know I'm moving in a good direction - especially when they think I'm strong enough to play on the verge of CMA Music Fest, literally the night before the CMT Awards, when so many country fans will be coming in from all over America."

Nail's performance kicks off the Hot Nights at the Hall series for 2012. Designed as both a way to bring members together in the name of music and the museum's mission, as well as attract new members to that mission, the Hot Nights event includes food, exclusive access to the museum, the performance, and an autograph session with Nail.

"The Hall of Fame is itself so important - and such a dream for so many artists," said the Missouri native. "What they do to preserve and call attention to all the artists who've helped create and expand this music is pretty hard to believe. They protect the instruments, clothes, records and recordings - and in that, they make sure that country music's past isn't lost forever. It doesn't take much for that to happen, either. So I am honored in any way to help support the work they do."

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The struggles battling severe depression despite budding success and the adoration of peers and fans alike that David Nail endured during his journey to the recent release of his new album reads something like a country song of its own. And in hindsight, Nail's previous releases were brooding and at times melancholy. Unconscious reflections of his previously undiagnosed condition? Maybe. Nonetheless, the unmistakable positive vibe that shines through his newest album doesn't diminish »»»
The Sound Of A Million Dreams CD review - The Sound Of A Million Dreams
David Nail is a rare mainstream country artist who actually stands out from the rest of Music Row's regulars. Instead of leaning towards one of the two dominant styles of Nashville country, pop or rock, Nail blends country with soul and R&B. When he builds upon his strengths, the songs shine. The single misstep, Grandpa's Farm, sounds like a blend of recent Kid Rock and Dusty Springfield's Son of a Preacher Man; which is as awkward as the comparison sounds. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
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