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."