Nail grabs Gold
Thursday, February 16, 2012
– In an Olympics year, getting the Gold is great news. And for David Nail, that happened twice in the past week for his music, of course. The singer earned Gold status for his hit singles Red Light
and Let It Rain,
the record-setting number one from his sophomore album, "The Sound Of A Million Dreams."
The latter song spent more than 48 weeks climbing to the top of the country charts.
"It was funny to see Red Light starting to pick up downloads again," Nail said, "but I think when people heard or bought Let It Rain, they went back and found it. It makes me feel good that the songs I've recorded have staying power. It's not just about being a hit, but it's the moments the songs contain being kind of timeless."
"When I started doing this, that's what I dreamed of," Nail said. "The idea that these songs could be somebody else's life, feelings, or reality... that's what I was hoping for. You know, that's what the songs I've loved the most have meant to me. They made me feel something. Hearing the people who're coming out to the shows singing some of the songs that have never been singles, songs like Catch You While I Can or She Rides Away, that's exactly what I hoped my music might do."
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