David Nail fans get Red Light
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
– AOL.com is offering 10,000 free audio downloads of David Nail's current single Red Light
. Visitors also can access to an acoustic performance of the song.
The download is available at http://www.theboot.com/2009/05/11/free-mp3-and-live-performance-david-nail-red-light/.
The Missouri native and son of a high school band director will take the Grand Ole Opry stage Saturday, May 16 for his debut performance, which can be heard live on Nashville's WSM and Sirius XM. Nail will showcase songs from his forthcoming late summer MCA Nashville release titled "I'm About To Come Alive," for which he wrote 5 of the 11 tracks.
"Alive" was produced by Frank Liddell and Michael Wrucke. Miranda Lambert lent her vocals to a moody Strangers On A Train, Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox and Kenny Chesney both wrote songs, and a tune originally penned for Ray Charles kicks off the record.
In his career, Nail has released singles, but never had any hits or full-length albums released.
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A singer's believability is essential to the success of any album, and David Nail has a way of persuading us that every word he sings on his "Fighter" comes straight from the heart. And it doesn't hurt that the songwriting contained within is topnotch throughout.
Two songs, in particular, go straight to the heart in addition to being heartfelt. "Home," which Lori McKenna both sings on and co-wrote, is the first song on this record that will absolutely stop you in your tracks. ...
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 ...
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. ...