Nashville, TN – April 8, 2015 – MCA Nashville and GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist David Nail took a break from the studio where he is working on new music for the follow-up to his massively-acclaimed I’M A FIRE album – which landed on many 2014 BEST OF lists for Rolling Stone Country, NPR, iTunes, Billboard and included his Platinum no. 1 “Whatever She’s Got” – to perform and join the Grand Ole Opry’s nine-month 90th Anniversary celebration last night. The platinum-selling singer-songwriter surprised the audience and members of his own team when he debuted for the very first time– and fresh from the studio– a performance of his song “Fighter” that he wrote for his wife Catherine.
The Opry selected Nail to be the first “artist takeover” of its recently-launched Snapchat, OPRYSNAPS. Nail engaged with fans with an in-the-moment account of his Opry experience, including backstage moments from his dressing room and his performance on stage, which included his signature No. 1 hit “Red Light.” Along with the Opry audience, OPRYSNAPS followers were also the first to hear a taste of the brand new song, “Fighter.” Before day’s end (Wednesday), Snapchat users can follow OPRYSNAPS to experience Nail’s story from last night’s Opry.
David Nail, considered to be one of the most distinct and powerful voices in country music, is back on the road this weekend to play the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale and has upcoming dates over the next few weeks in Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In June, he joins GRAMMY®-winning group Little Big Town’s Pain Killer Tour. For all tour dates go to http://www.davidnail.com
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(David Nail surprises audience with first public performance of “Fighter” – a song he wrote about his wife Catherine.)