• DAVID NAIL IS BEGINNING TO HIT THE AIRWAVES WITH HIS LATEST SINGLE, ‘GOOD AT TONIGHT.’

    David Nail has released his latest single, “Good at Tonight,” from his new album, Fighter. The track was written by TJ and John Osborne (aka Brothers Osborne), as well as Barry Dean and Troy Verges, and David didn’t realize the guys were actually pitching him the song. When he did, he enlisted Brothers Osborne to sing background vocals.

    “‘Good at Tonight’ was a song that I heard the demo and I was actually kind of mad because I just assumed that they were…sending me the song because we’d been on the road with Brothers Osborne and they were just saying, ‘Hey! Here’s another Brothers Osborne song,’” says David. “When I realized that they were pitching me the song, I immediately texted John [Osborne] and was like, ‘Hey — are you sure you’re not gonna record this song, ‘cause I don’t want to…fall in love with it and then record it and then you decide six months from now that you love it and you want to record it, and then I have to take it off the record, ‘cause you win.’ And they were like, ‘Naw man. If you love it, man, do it.’ And so I said, ‘I’m gonna do it, but there’s one stipulation — you have to sing on it.’”

    David will launch his Fighter Tour September 7th in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Audio / David Nail says at first he didn’t realize Brothers Osborne were actually pitching him the song “Good at Tonight,” and when he did, he told John and TJ that if he did record it, they would have to sing on it.”

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    David Nail (Good at Tonight) OC: …sing on it. :50
    “‘Good at Tonight’ was a song that I heard the demo and I was actually kind of mad because I just assumed that they were…sending me the song because we’d been on the road with Brothers Osborne and they were just saying, ‘Hey! Here’s another Brothers Osborne song.’ When I realized that they were pitching me the song, I immediately texted John [Osborne] and was like, ‘Hey — are you sure you’re not gonna record this song, ‘cause I don’t want to…fall in love with it and then record it and then you decide six months from now that you love it and you want to record it, and then I have to take it off the record, ‘cause you win.’ And they were like, ‘Naw man. If you love it, man, do it.’ And so I said, ‘I’m gonna do it, but there’s one stipulation — you have to sing on it.’”



    Audio / LINER David Nail (Good at Tonight)

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  • LABOR DAY: AJ, BILLY, CANAAN, DARIUS, DAVID, DIERKS, ERIC CHURCH, ERIC PASLAY, JON, LADY A, LUKE

    For many decades, Labor Day was seen as a day for workers to voice their complaints and discuss better working conditions and pay.

    U.S. Congress declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, and on Monday, September 5th, we will once again celebrate the people in every occupation whose work and dedication make this nation great. Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers.

    Labor Day weekend also signals the unofficial end to summer, and many of the hottest country stars are taking a look back at some of the toughest jobs they had prior to making their mark in music or their dream job now.

     

    Audio / Alan Jackson says that working man values have always been a part of his music.

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    AJ (working people songs) OC: … appreciate that. :28
    “I’ve always written songs and recorded songs, other people’s songs, about workin’ people, and workin’, the workin’ life ’cause I mean, that’s where I’m from. I mean, I worked…I’d already had jobs and worked as a grown person before I ever even thought about bein’ in the music business, so I come from that background, and…although I hadn’t had a job in a long time (laughs), I still remember a lot about it, you know, and I remember what the lifestyle is, and I still appreciate that.”

    Audio / Billy Currington recalls some of the jobs he had before landing his record deal in 2003.

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    Billy Currington (Labor Day) OC: …record deal. :40
    “I started working like at [age] 12, landscaping. This was summer, every summers, and roofing. I started when I was about 16 roofing houses, and that was probably one of my toughest jobs because down there in south Georgia, it gets hot, so doing that every day all summer long. The pawn shop when I moved to Nashville was one of my favorites, even though it was one of my least favorites. The concrete job was my least favorite of all – six years of that, and I couldn’t take it no more. After that job, that was my turning point. Either I’m going to do something else for a living [laughs] or quit and try to really focus on music and get this record deal.”

    Audio / Canaan Smith talks about the bad jobs he had before signing a publishing deal and later a record deal.

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    Canaan Smith (worst jobs) OC: …of that. [laughs] :54
    “I’ve had some terrible jobs. I was a janitor for a while, and I mopped floors, vacuums all kinds of, picking up dog poop, taking out trash, just basically somebody’s beyatch [laughs], that was my job. I did that for two-and-a-half years before I signed a publishing deal. Before that, actually my very first job, I got fired from. It was some sort of candy/chocolate store. My mom dropped me off one time, and I went to work and I was like I think I can do this, and then two shifts later I just didn’t show up because I didn’t understand the concept of having to look at a schedule to see when you come in. I just didn’t show. I just thought they’d call me, ‘Hey, we need you to come in.’ I didn’t know. I was 15 years old, and never worked and that kind of stuff. I always cut grass when I was a kid and cleaned golf clubs – whatever I could do to make some money. But, yeah, I got fired from my first job. I’m pretty proud of that.” [laughs]

    Audio / Clare Dunn discovered her love of music while working on her family’s farm in Southern Colorado.

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    Clare Dunn (discovered music) OC: …that way. :40
    “I did most of my music discovery as a young girl driving a tractor for most of the day – 10, 12 hours a day, you have nothing but the radio as your companion, basically, to keep you entertained. So, there was a local country radio station, and they, along with my parents’ love of music, I mean, that’s how I found Keith Urban and George Strait. My mom is a huge Waylon Jennings’ fan. And so music for me, I discovered it driving long hours on a tractor or hauling water to a cattle in a pickup by myself or through my parents’ love of music. And so, I was really fortunate that way.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker recalls one of his worst jobs before turning to music.

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    Darius Rucker (Labor Day) OC: …pizza. :15
    “I was fifteen, and I worked at a pizza place, and the guy decided that at fifteen, that I could not only clean the floors and wash the dishes, but I also had to make pizza. So, for two months, he taught me how to make pizza.”

    Audio / David Nail recalls his first job at Dairy Queen.

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    David Nail (Labor Day) OC: …Dilly Bar. :32
    “The first job that I ever had was working at Dairy Queen. One of my very best friends in the world’s mother purchased a franchise, so it was kinda a cool place to work. You put me in an ice cream place, it’s a recipe for disaster. So, Kathy Jeffers, her mother tends to tell people it was a ‘mutual separation,’ but I can vividly remember her saying that they were going to lose money if they continued to let me work, because I was eating more food than I was selling. But, it was a great two days that I spent there, and I had many a Dilly Bar.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley makes a living performing for his fans, and he can’t say enough about them.

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    Dierks Bentley (Labor Day) OC: …generosity. :26
    “Personally, the fans give me amazement. That’s the only word to really sum it up. I look out in the crowd, you know, usually see a lot of faces and fans are cheering. I know each one of these like from the road-the signs are from California…Michelle and Kayla live up in the Ohio area. They’re all, I just see them, and I’m like, ‘Wow!,’ they’re all from different regions. You know when you’re in a different region of the country and you just see certain fans. These people are way more hard core than I am, and I’m just amazed by their generosity.”

    Audio / Eric Church talks about one of his worst jobs.

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    Eric Church (Labor Day-odd jobs) OC: …bought at 2am. 1:27
    “I had an awful job. I’ve had a lot of awful jobs…my worst one was when I first came to Nashville. I got a job at the Shop at Home Network. I worked midnight, graveyard, midnight to eight. That was bad enough but then I would work all night, go home, shower and then I had writing appointments all day because I was trying to get a career started. I’d go write songs and get meetings just trying to get signed. And end up getting done at 3 of 4 with all of that, I’d go home, take a shower or sleep for a little bit and then I had to be at work again at midnight. So the schedule was bad enough, however, what I had to do at the job…I sold knives from midnight to 7 or 8am. And, anytime somebody calls you at 3 or 4am and needs 200 knives for $19.95, it’s automatically an alarming situation. And I just, I was young and I’d been in a lot of these people’s shoes, I had done this…I knew they were drunk. I knew what they had done. They’d just come home from the bar, flipped on Shop at Home and said, ‘You know what? I need that.’ So the reason the job didn’t last long for me is that I was maybe the worst salesmen in history because I ended up talking a lot of these people out of it, I’d say, ‘I’ll tell you what man, go to bed, call me, I’ll be here in the morning. If you get up in the morning and want these knives you call me back.’ Because I knew what was going to happen, you know. They bought 200 knives for $19.95…first of all some of these people you didn’t know whether you should call the cops. What do you need 200 knives for? Even though I’m selling them…what do you need them for? So, it was awful doing that job. And then they got rid of me because, they were like, ‘You’re the worst. I can’t believe you’re talking people out of it.’ I was like, ‘Man I know…I’ve been there.’ [laughs] I’d want some to talk me out of buying some of the stuff I’ve bought at 2am.”

    Audio / Eric Paslay talks about his first job…printing logos on fanny packs.

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    Eric Paslay (Labor Day) OC: …could print. :34
    “My first official job was working at a screen printing place in Texas during the summer in a metal building that had no AC. We printed on fanny packs – really cool — and these other little bags. And it was eye doctors that, some company if you bought supplies through them, they’d put your logo on fanny packs for your customers to put in a drawer somewhere. Fanny packs are cool, if you like ‘em. You know, we’d like time ourselves to see how many fanny packs you could print.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about his worst job, which was at a grocery store.

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    Jon Pardi (Labor Day) OC: …so bored! :17
    “The worst job I ever had was at Hometown Grocery Store. I didn’t want to work, I was 15, and I did not want to work at the grocery store. Bagging was fun, but they sent me down the aisles to pull up cans and turn ‘em around and face ‘em, and I would just get so bored!”

    Audio / Kip Moore recalls his worst job...ever.

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    Kip Moore (Labor Day-worst job) OC: …than that. :21
    “I’d have to say my worst job ever was laying sod in the south Georgia heat. There’s nothing than that, especially when somebody would think that you’re waiting for the next sod patch to be thrown to you and you got your back turned, and all of a sudden, that big ole piece of sod hits you right on the back. You got nowhere to clean up, and you’re just stuck with dirt on your back for the rest of the day. It doesn’t get any worse than that.”

    Audio / Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum tells us what he used to do to make a buck before finding success as a musician.

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    Lady A (Labor Day) OC: …I had a lot of crummy jobs. :31
    CK “I used to…” HS: “… knock out asbestos walls.” CK: “I did that for a long time. But even before that, I used to do lawn care every summer. Oh, man, I do not miss that. Just glad those days are over. I get out here and play music for a living. It’s a lot more fun. But yeah, I used to do that, and I used to work as a bag boy at a golf course once. I did that for a couple of summers. I had a lot of crummy jobs.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about the different jobs he worked in and around Leesburg, Georgia, before heading to Nashville to pursue a career in music.

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    Luke Bryan (Labor Day-jobs) OC: …Nashville… 1:07
    “At age 12 thru 13, I worked at Rubos IGA Supermarket in Leesburg, GA. I worked during the summers on Monday and Tuesday. I stocked and cleaned up the produce.  They paid me under the table…I peeled off all of the brown lettuce. Let’s see, when I was 15, I was a cashier at K-Mart for two months. I worked at K-Mart for two months, and then I reverted back to Rubos because it didn’t really make sense for me to drive all the way into Albany and work for K-Mart. The benefits were great though-you’d get an hour-long on the blue light special. So I started back at Rubos, and then I quit Rubos and worked for my Dad-just awful just driving tractors through cotton all day, and spraying pesticides that eventually would turn your hair green. And then at some point, I started playing guitar. And well, after college I went back and worked for my dad and continued to spray and haul fertilizer around. And then I moved to Nashville…”

  • LABOR DAY 2016 LINERS: Billy, Bros. O, Canaan, Clare, David, Darius, Church, Paslay, Jon, Kacey, Keith, Kip, LBT, Luke, Sam, TBP and more

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Labor Day)

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    Hey y’all! It’s Billy Currington, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.



    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Labor Day)

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    This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Labor Day)

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    Hey! What’s up, guys? I’m Canaan Smith. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.



    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Labor Day)

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    Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, and I hope you have a Happy Labor Day weekend.

     

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Labor Day)

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    Hey! It’s Darius Rucker, and I hope you have a have a happy work-free Labor Day weekend.



    Audio / LINER David Nail (Labor Day)

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    Hey guys! It’s David Nail, wishing  you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Labor Day)

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    Hey! It’s Eric Church, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.



    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Labor Day)

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    Hey! It’s Eric Paslay, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Labor Day weekend)

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    Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.



    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Labor Day weekend)

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    Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Labor Day weekend)

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    Hi everybody! This is Keith Urban, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.



    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Labor Day)

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    Hey—what’s happening guys? This is Kip Moore, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

    Audio / LINER LBT (Labor Day)

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    Hi! We’re Little Big Town, hoping you have a work-free Labor Day weekend.



    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Labor Day)

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    Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Labor Day)

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    Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.



    Audio / LINER TBP (Labor Day Weekend)

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    Hey everybody! We are The Band Perry, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

  • DAVID NAIL’S ‘FIGHTER’ VIDEO SERIES.

    David Nail recently released his new album, Fighter, and the title was inspired by his wife, Catherine, who has stuck with him through the ups and downs he’s gone through the past several years, struggles with infertility and the birth of their two children. He also was thinking of his grandmother who worked and “fought” hard her entire life.

    With the release, David found other “fighters” for an inspirational video series showing how they’ve overcome extreme obstacles and adversity and come out on the other side. You can check out all of the touching videos right here.

  • DAVID NAIL ANNOUNCES HIS HEADLINING FIGHTER TOUR.

    David Nail kicks off his headlining FIGHTER TOUR on September 7th in Madison, Wisconsin. Named after his just released critically-acclaimed album Fighter, Nail takes his “fight” directly to the fans on this tour. The Grammy-nominated recording artist will showcase not only his biggest hits like the Platinum certified #1 hit “Whatever She’s Got” as well as his signature hits “Red Light” and “Let It Rain,” but fans will get to hear live his most deeply personal and poignant songs from the new album which many are calling “his best yet.” Sounds Like Nashville says Nail is a “tour de force” on this album.

    Additionally, Nail launches his fan club NAIL NATION today, in advance of the FIGHTER TOUR, giving his fans first access to ticket presale opportunities, meet & greet opportunities, fan club contests and discounts.  Nail Nation members will have exclusive access to presale tickets and VIP packages beginning Tuesday, August 2. Tickets and VIP packages go onsale to the general public on Friday, August 5th at 10 AM local time. For more information on membership and benefits go to
    http://nailnation.DavidNail.com

    The highly-anticipated FIGHTER TOUR follows his successful I’M A FIRE headlining tour which was named one of the “Must See Concert Tours” by Rolling Stone Country.

    For more information on tickets and updates on the FIGHTER TOUR click HERE.

    FIGHTER TOUR Schedule:
     
    Sept 7             Madison, WI                          Majestic Theatre
    Sept 8             Columbia, MO                       The Blue Note
    Sept 10           Eau Claire, WI                       Carson Park
    Sept 23           New York, NY                       Irving Plaza
    Sept 24           Buffalo, NY                           University of Buffalo Stadium (free show)
    Sept 29           Mescalero, NM                      Inn of the Mountain Gods
    Sept 30           San Carlos, AZ                     Apache Gold Casino Resort
    Oct 1               Oro Valley, AZ                      Vistoso Country Club
    Oct 2               Las Vegas, NV                      Route 91 Festival
    Oct 7               Gainesville, FL                      Cowboys Saloon
    Oct 8               Vero Beach, FL                      Beach Town Festival
    Oct 13             Rosemont, IL                        Joe’s Live
    Oct 14             Springfield, MO                     Midnight Rodeo
    Oct 15             El Dorado, AR                       Music Fest
    Oct 28             Dubuque, IA                          Mystique Casino
    Oct 29             Fort Wayne, IN                      Rusty Spur Saloon
    Oct 30             Grand Rapids, MI                  Intersection
    Nov 4              Nacogdoches, TX                  Stephen F. Austin University (free show)  
    Fighter is available now: http://umgn.us/fighter

    About David Nail
    MCA Nashville and Grammy-nominated recording artist David Nail, considered to have one of the most distinct and powerful voices in country music today, released his fourth and his most vulnerable and personal album to date, Fighter, on July 15. Nail toasts to the passion of youth with the upbeat first single “Night’s On Fire” which climbed to Top 15 on the country singles chart. Fighter includes big-name collaborations including Vince Gill, Brothers Osborne, Lori McKenna and Logan Brill, as well as Bear and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE.

    Fighter
    comes on the heels of his massively acclaimed album I’m A Fire which landed on many BEST OF lists including Rolling Stone Country, NPR, iTunes and Billboard and produced one of his now signature hits “Whatever She’s Got,” which became a No. 1 certified PLATINUM hit and was named one of the Top 3 country songs of 2014 by Billboard.

    The Missouri native’ first No. 1 hit, “Let It Rain” (featuring Sarah Buxton), from his second album The Sound of a Million Dreams, was nominated for ACM Vocal Event of the Year in 2013 and for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2014 CMT Video Music Awards.

    No stranger to the road, Nail’s own headlining tour I’M A FIRE TOUR was named one of the Must See Concert Tours by Rolling Stone Country. He has toured with Taylor Swift, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Gavin DeGraw and Kenny Chesney. For all tour dates go to http://www.davidnail.com

    Follow @DavidNail on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidnail

    Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidNail
  • NEWS AND NOTES: Sam, Josh, Keith, David

    Sam Hunt has been announced as one of the performers at this year’s iHeart Radio Music Festival. He’s joined by Florida Georgia Line, U2, Sting, Britney Spears, One Republic, Drake and many more. The two-day concert event will take place September 23rd and 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

    Josh Turner is scheduled to appear on GAC’s Playlist Tuesday (July 26th) at Noon and 3pm ET. He’ll talk about his new single, “Hometown Girl.”

    Keith Urban will perform during Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series August 12th on ABC.

    David Nail performed the national anthem and threw the first pitch at last Thursday’s Chicago White Sox game.

  • DAVID NAIL UNVEILS A SIX-PART FIGHTER VIDEO SERIES.

    To help tell the story of Fighter, the most personal album David Nail has written, the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter has unveiled an emotional and poignant Fighter video series encompassing six episodes total. Fighter is an ode to David’s wife Catherine given her “fight” through David’s battle with depression as well as their struggle as a couple with infertility which was recently highlighted in, The Tennessean.

    Other featured fighters in the video series include former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw who was diagnosed with ALS, widowed Army wife Crissie Carpenter, and former addict Brenda Wilson.

    The goal of the series is to allow others to share their Fighter story alongside David and Catherine’s as well as amplify the message of success against seemingly unfamiliar odds. Fans can view all six videos and submit their own personal Fighter story HERE. Additional information on the fighters and their corresponding charities is below.

    FIGHTER SERIES episodes include:

    David and Catherine Nail
    – tell their heartbreaking and emotional struggle of overcoming infertility
    People.com exclusively premiered their Fighter story on Friday, July 15, the day the album was released. David discusses the meaning behind the title track, “Fighter,” and how it relates to the difficult struggle he faced with his wife Catherine in overcoming infertility. 

    Crissie Carpenter (Folds of Honor)

    Folds Of Honor provides scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in service to America. To support more families like Crissie’s, please visit https://www.foldsofhonor.org

    Brenda’s Survivor Story (Thistle Farms)
    Thistle Farms (originally named Magdalene) is a powerful community of women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking and addiction. They employ more than 45 survivors through their social enterprises which include Thistle Farms Home & Body, Thistle Stop Cafe, artisan studio, and Thistle Farms Global. Thistle Farms stands for the truth that, in the end, love is the most powerful force for change in the world. To support Brenda and other survivors like her, go to http://thistlefarms.org/ for more information and to order handmade, healing products.

    Patrick and Holly Wright (Payton Wright Foundation)

    The Payton Wright Foundation (PWF) exists to help financially support families who are caring for a child with brain cancer, so that they can give full concentration to their child’s care and treatment. To help a family in need, visit http://www.paytonwright.org/

    The Eddington’s
    (Limbs Matter)
    Every day in the United States, a child will lose a limb to a lawnmower accident. To help spread the word about lawn more safety, visit http://www.limbsmatter.com/

    Tim Shaw
    (ALS Therapy Development Institute)
    Tim Shaw is a former NFL linebacker who played in the league for seven years across four different teams including the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans. Diagnosed with ALS in 2014, Tim has made it his mission to use his sports background to bring as much awareness to the disease as possible in hopes of one day finding a cure. To donate and learn more visit www.als.net

    MCA Nashville’s David Nail successfully launched his fourth studio album, Fighter, this week with a performance of his Top 15 single “Night’s On Fire” on NBC’s TODAY and a live interview on MLB Network’s popular MLB Central. He will be a guest on CMT’s Hot 20 on Friday, July 22 and sits down with host Suzanne Alexander on GAC TOP 20 Friday, July 22 at 6 PM, EST. In addition, he is set to appear on Los Angeles’ KTLA Morning News Wednesday, July 27 at 9am PST.

    Fighter
    is available now: http://umgn.us/fighter

    About David Nail
    MCA Nashville and Grammy-nominated recording artist David Nail, considered to have one of the most distinct and powerful voices in country music today, released his fourth and his most vulnerable and personal album to date, Fighter, on July 15. Nail toasts to the passion of youth with the upbeat first single “Night’s On Fire” which is already in the Top 15 on the country singles chart and climbing. Fighter includes big-name collaborations including Vince Gill, Brothers Osborne, Lori McKenna and Logan Brill, as well as Bear and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATE.

    Fighter
    comes on the heels of his massively acclaimed album I’m A Fire which landed on many BEST OF lists including Rolling Stone Country, NPR, iTunes and Billboard and produced one of his now signature hits “Whatever She’s Got,” which became a No. 1 certified PLATINUM hit and was named one of the Top 3 country songs of 2014 by Billboard.

    The Missouri native’ first No. 1 hit, “Let It Rain” (featuring Sarah Buxton), from his second album The Sound of a Million Dreams, was nominated for ACM Vocal Event of the Year in 2013 and for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2014 CMT Video Music Awards.

    No stranger to the road, Nail’s own headlining tour I’M A FIRE TOUR was named one of the Must See Concert Tours by Rolling Stone Country. He has toured with Taylor Swift, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Gavin DeGraw and Kenny Chesney. For all tour dates go to http://www.davidnail.com

    Follow @DavidNail on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidnail

    Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidNail

  • DAVID NAIL FULFILLS A GOAL WITH HIS NEW ALBUM, ‘FIGHTER.’

    David Nail’s new album, Fighter, will be making a lot of people happy when they listen to all 11 tracks, and for David, that’s wonderful, but he also wanted to make himself happy. His fourth studio album, which was released on Friday (July 15th), includes several fulfilling goals for the singer, including his collaboration with one of his biggest influences, Vince Gill, on the song “I Won’t Let You Go.”

    “I always treat a record like if this is my swan song, like if this is the last piece of music that I ever make, selfishly like I want to push my buttons,” says David. “I want to make me happy. I want it to fulfill some of my goals in life. One of my biggest influences in the world is Vince Gill, so I kinda had always wanted Vince to sing on a song…I’m so thankful and so blessed that he said yes.”

    David wrote or co-wrote seven of the 11 songs on the album and even recorded other collaborations with Lori McKenna on “Home,” Logan Brill on “Champagne Promise,” Brothers Osborne on “Good at Tonight,” as well as “Old Man’s Symphony,” which features Bear and Bo Rinehart of Needtobreathe.

    On Sunday (July 17th), David threw out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies baseball game as they played host to the New York Mets.

    David is set to perform his latest single, “Night’s on Fire,” on NBC’s Today Show on Monday (July 18th).

    Fighter is available now: http://umgn.us/fighter

    Audio / David Nail talks about the collaboration he did with Vince Gill on his new album, Fighter.

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    David Nail (collaborations) 1 OC: …he said yes. :53
    “I always treat a record like if this is my swan song, like if this is the last piece of music that I ever make, selfishly like I want to push my buttons. I want to make me happy. I want it to fulfill some of my goals in life. One of my biggest influences in the world is Vince Gill, so I kinda had always wanted Vince to sing on a song, but it was always like why ask him to sing on a song just so you could say you had Vince Gill on a song. But when I wrote that song, we decided that we were gonna record it and when we started recording it, it was just the most obvious things in the world. I’m so thankful and so blessed that he said yes.”

    Audio / David Nail is proud of the collaborations with Vince Gill, Lori McKenna, Brothers Osborne, Logan Brill and Bo and Bear Rinehart on his new record, Fighter.

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    David Nail (collaborations) 2 OC: …as an artist. :54
    “I just felt like there was some people that were my idea. Lori McKenna helped write ‘Home,’ and just hearing her sing the demo was really important for me to have her. I love her voice. The Brothers Osborne song they co-wrote, so it was just natural. I’d just been on the road with them for three or four months. This sounds really ridiculous, but hey man, if it all ends tomorrow, like I can go back to Kennett, Missouri and say, ‘Man! Vince Gill just sang on my record. Lee Ann Womack just sang on my record, Lori McKenna, Sarah Buxton, you know, and that makes me feel like hey, not only were they great songs, but those people thought enough of me as an artist to agree to do it, to want to do it, to be a part of it, and so that’s fulfilling to me as an artist.”

  • DAVID NAIL IS A ‘FIGHTER’ FOR HIS CURRENT SINGLE.

    David Nail releases his new album, Fighter, on Friday (July 15th), and it features his latest single “Night’s on Fire,” which he fought pretty hard to include on his latest album.

    “I knew there was a story behind it, and sure enough it was on hold with another artist. I thought to myself – I won’t say the name – but they had just released a single so I knew they couldn’t be recording it any time soon,” says David. “So, that’s really the first time that I’ve ever tried to manipulate the situation with a song. I immediately started saying, ‘Well, that person’s not close to making a record. They just released another song off this record, and here I am going in the studio next Wednesday. Do you want to guarantee yourself a cut?’ You know, just playing that whole game that publishers and labels and artists play. I even went to the songwriter Jonathan Singleton and was in his ear and texting him.”

    David wrote or co-wrote seven of the 11 songs on Fighter, his fourth studio album.

    Fighter Track List:

    1. “Good at Tonight (featuring Brothers Osborne)
    2. Night’s on Fire
    3. Ease Your Pain
    4. Home (featuring Lori McKenna)
    5. Lie With Me
    6. I Won’t Let You Go (featuring Vince Gill)
    7. Fighter
    8. Babies
    9. Got Me Gone
    10. Champagne Promise
    11. Old Man’s Symphony (featuring Bear and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE)

    Audio / David Nail really wanted to record his hit single, “Night’s on Fire.”

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    David Nail (wanted Night’s on Fire) OC: …texting him. :52
    “For whatever reason, I just felt like there was some drama with this song. And I just said, ‘Hey! Is this something I have access to if I fall in love with it?’ I knew there was a story behind it, and sure enough it was on hold with another artist. I thought to myself – I won’t say the name – but they had just released a single so I knew they couldn’t be recording it any time soon. So, that’s really the first time that I’ve ever tried to manipulate the situation with a song. I immediately started saying, ‘Well, that person’s not close to making a record. They just released another song off this record, and here I am going in the studio next Wednesday. Do you want to guarantee yourself a cut?’ You know, just playing that whole game that publishers and labels and artists play. I even went to the songwriter Jonathan Singleton and was in his ear and texting him.”

     

  • DAVID NAIL ENJOYS SOME BROTHERLY LOVE ON HIS NEW ALBUM, FIGHTER.

    David Nail is getting ready to release his new album, Fighter, on Friday (July 15th), and he’s included several special guests such as one of his influences Vince Gill, as well as singer-songwriter Lori McKenna, Logan Brill and Bear and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE. Another collaboration that he had a blast recording was with Brothers Osborne on the first track of the record, “Good at Tonight.”

    When John and TJ Osborne first sent him the song, he was a little mad, because he didn’t know they were actually pitching him the tune to record. I was actually kind of mad because I just assumed that they were…sending me the song because we’d been on the road with Brothers Osborne and they were just saying, ‘Hey! Here’s another Brothers Osborne song,’” David recalled. “When I realized that they were pitching me the song, I immediately texted John [Osborne] and was like, ‘Hey — are you sure you’re not gonna record this song, ‘cause I don’t want to…fall in love with it and then record it and then you decide six months from now that you love it and you want to record it, and then I have to take it off the record, ‘cause you win.’ And they were like, ‘Naw man. If you love it, man, do it.’ And so I said, ‘I’m gonna do it, but there’s one stipulation — you have to sing on it.’”

    During a record release event in Nashville earlier this week, David told the crowd, “I think it’s amazing, and I can just envision opening my show for the next 20 years with this song.”

    Audio / David Nail says at first he didn’t realize Brothers Osborne were actually pitching him the song “Good at Tonight,” and when he did, he told John and TJ that if he did record it, they would have to sing on it.”

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    David Nail (Good at Tonight) OC: …sing on it. :50
    “‘Good at Tonight’ was a song that I heard the demo and I was actually kind of mad because I just assumed that they were…sending me the song because we’d been on the road with Brothers Osborne and they were just saying, ‘Hey! Here’s another Brothers Osborne song.’ When I realized that they were pitching me the song, I immediately texted John [Osborne] and was like, ‘Hey — are you sure you’re not gonna record this song, ‘cause I don’t want to…fall in love with it and then record it and then you decide six months from now that you love it and you want to record it, and then I have to take it off the record, ‘cause you win.’ And they were like, ‘Naw man. If you love it, man, do it.’ And so I said, ‘I’m gonna do it, but there’s one stipulation — you have to sing on it.’”