Nail preps for Nashville gig with choir
Thursday, May 31, 2012
– David Nail and the Nashville School of the Arts Chamber Choir spent this morning preparing for their upcoming performance at next week's CMA Music Festival.
Nail and the choir, under the direction of Walter Bitner, will come together to sing the title track of his album "The Sound of a Million Dreams" to kick-off the Nightly Concerts at LP Field's Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, June 7.
The Nashville School of the Arts has been a recipient of funds from CMA's Keep the Music Playing program, which benefits music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Nail, the son of a high school band director, is a life-long supporter of music education.
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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.
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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.
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