Wednesday, February 8, 2012
– the celebration was on for David Nail on Monday to celebrate his first number one single, Let It Rain.
"People who know me, know that I can get teary," said Nail in front of the backdrop at ASCAP's Music Row offices, where more than 100 people had gathered to help celebrate.
"There was a point when I was so low, I didn't know... and I called Jason (Sheer, who owns the Tin Roof club), who told me I was playing there that night. He didn't ask me, he told me. I swear, that call and that night changed everything," he continued. "If I hadn't gone out to the Tin Roof and sung, I would've gone back home to Missouri."
The song, written with Jonathan Singleton, too 48 weeks to reach the top.
Brand new daddy Singleton joked, "Someone told me we could've had a baby in the time it took this song to go number one... and (my wife and I) did!"
"There are so many people to thank, so many people who believed and helped and fought," Nail said. "There have been so many moments when it felt like it would all fall apart, but people kept in there with us. They didn't want to give up, either, and that's maybe the mark of making a difference with a song or an album: when people care enough to not just move on. Right now, I feel like the luckiest man in the world."
After the event, Nail headed straight to his bus for a string of Texas and Arizona dates before starting a California run. The Sound of A Million Dreams, the title track of his new CD, is slated to follow up Let It Rain as Nail's next single. He will also be seen in Country Radio Seminar's New Faces Showcase in Nashville.