David Nail signs new record deal
Friday, April 20, 2007
– Last time around, David Nail recorded an album for Mercury Nashville. The disc never saw the light of day except as an advance to the media about five years ago, and he was not heard from again...until now. Nail inked a deal with Univeral Music.
Nail describes himself a country soul singer on his myspace page where he has four songs posted. Producer Frank Liddell signed him to work together. They recorded five songs together before Nail signed to Universal, according to a recording associate of Liddell. Miranda Lambert sang background vocals on one song.
A Universal executive said he was unsure when the label would release any of Nail's music.
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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. ...