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David Nail
MCA Nashville’s Grammy-nominated Platinum-selling recording artist and huge sports enthusiast David Nail was invited to perform Friday, January 8th as part of the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, a free outdoor concert series, in downtown Phoenix that runs through the weekend. The College Football Playoff (CFP) today announced information about the events that will take place in Arizona the weekend of the national championship game, including the interactive event for fans, concert series, pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium and philanthropic events.Nail’s live video for his current single “Night’s On Fire” premiered online this week at and will make its broadcast debut this weekend on ABC Saturday Night Football. Already, Nail’s “Good At Tonight” has been used in ESPN’s college football coverage throughout the 2015 season.
College Football Playoff (CFP) also announced the following information and events taking place during Championship Weekend:Playoff Fan Central, a festival that will give fans the opportunity to be a part of the championship experience, will be at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Dates and times are as follows:

Friday, January 8, 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 9, 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 10, noon until 8 p.m.The event will include interactive games, sponsor activities, special guest appearances and exhibits celebrating college football. Playoff Fan Central will also feature appearances by the participating institutions’ bands, cheerleaders and mascots and mini pep rallies for each participating team. On Saturday, attendees will have the opportunity to watch media day live, as student-athletes and coaches from both teams participate in interviews on the special 50-yard football field.

Tickets for Playoff Fan Central will go on sale November 18, at noon Central time. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children, students, seniors and military members. For groups of 20 or more, tickets are priced at $5 each. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Back for 2016, Championship Tailgate will be held on game day, January 11, outside of University of Phoenix Stadium. The event is free for all ticket holders attending the national championship game and will allow fans to gather and enjoy interactive games, sponsor activities, concessions, broadcast sets and live musical performances with additional talent to be announced in the coming weeks.

Three additional community events to support the CFP’s philanthropy initiative, Extra Yard For Teachers, will also take place.   They are the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit, the Extra Yard 5K run/walk, and the Northwestern Mutual Taste of the Championship.  All will also take place in downtown Phoenix.  All three events honor teachers as part of the primary philanthropic initiative of the College Football Playoff Foundation.

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, a free, outdoor concert series, will take place Friday, January 8, through Sunday, January 10, in downtown Phoenix. The Band Perry will perform Friday night, along with opening act David Nail. Ciara and WALK THE MOON will take the stage on Saturday. Sunday night will feature headliner John Mellencamp, as well as Andy Grammer and Moon Taxi.

To learn more about the ancillary events in connection with the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, visit and follow @CFBPlayoff on Twitter. Fans are also encouraged to download the official College Football Playoff game day app. The free mobile app, “CFP Gameday,” available on Apple and Android, includes detailed information on fan events, as well as schedules, interactive maps, scores, stats and more.

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 third album, I’m A Fire, to massive acclaim. I’m A Fire landed on many 2014 BEST OF lists including Rolling Stone Country, NPR, iTunes andBillboard. And the album’s first single, “Whatever She’s Got,” was a No. 1 certified PLATINUM hit and was named one of the Top 3 country songs of 2014 byBillboard. Nail has been in the studio working on the followup to I’m A Fire. His current single “Nights On Fire,” from the upcoming new album, Fighter, is currently climbing the country singles charts. The live video for “Nights On Fire” premiered online this week at and will make it’s broadcast debut this weekend on ABC Saturday Night Football.  Already, Nail’s “Good at Tonight” has been used in ESPN’s college football coverage throughout the 2015 season.Photo credit: Jim Wright

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