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Nail likes "Someone Like You," a lot

Friday, June 15, 2012David Nail sang Adele's Someone Like You to warm up his vocal chords before his shows. That led to an acoustic performance clip that will anchor a special VEVO/YouTube David Nail Playlist Promotion on June 18.

"When my manager called me to tell me, I thought it was funny," Nail said. "We did the video just for friends who'd heard me sing the song backstage and wanted to have access to it. It's a great song - and it brings so many things out of you as a vocalist, so I wanted to make sure the visuals lived up to it, but I never thought anyone would pay attention to it. I certainly didn't expect it to turn into something like thias."

Nationally syndicated After Midnight host Blair Garner put the performance on his show this week, then Tweeted about it to his followers. The song will be featured on VEVO's front page all day. It will also be cycling through playlists on the entire country roster on YouTube. The projected estimate of hits between the two platforms is expected to reach somewhere in the range of 4 million impressions for Monday.

"I listen to so little music on the radio because I'm such a sports guy, especially during baseball, basketball and football season, so I was late to Adele," said Nail. "But when I finally heard her, that was it. I was completely all about everything she sings, but especially I loved Someone Like You."

"That this is happening is a really cool thing because this was just me singing a piece of music that I loved with absolutely no expectations or plans," he said.

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