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David Nail

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 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

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 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

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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