GAC Album Review: David Nail’s The Sound of a Million Dreams

You could almost make the argument that the current trend of infusing R&B and soul into mainstream country has a little bit to do with the success of David Nail. Singles like the Top 10 hit “Red Light” or the Grammy-nominated “Turning Home” from 2009’s I’m About To Come Alive felt like they had more [...] Read More

David Nail to Release New Album November 15

David Nail will release his sophomore album, The Sound Of A Million Dreams, on November 15. The album includes David’s current Top 20 hit, “Let It Rain.” David’s debut album, I’m About To Come Alive, earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Vocal Country Performance on “Turning Home” and an ACM nomination for Single [...] Read More

Taylor Swift Leads Songwriter Honors

Taylor Swift couldn’t ask for much better timing. As she heads into the last week of promotion for her new album, Speak Now, she was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year Sunday night during the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s annual songwriter awards at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin took Song of the Year for penning the emotional Miranda Lambert hit “The House That Built Me,” and Chris DuBois earned Songwriter of the Year for his work as an author of Craig Morgan’s “This Ain’t Nothin’” and the Brad Paisley singles “Then” and “Welcome To The Future.” The awards were part of a formal evening that saw four new members added to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and had 11 titles recognized by the songwriting community as the cream of the crop: Songs I Wish I’d Written. That list included “Need You Now,” “White Liar,” “Big Green Tractor” and Taylor’s “You Belong With Me.” Read More

David Nail Goes Back to the Beginning

When David Nail played Jonesboro, Ark., this past weekend, he called the date the “hardest show I’ve ever done.” At the same time, it was “the best show we’ve ever done.” That mix of highs and lows was not a surprise to him. David has a personal history in the area, a bunch of his friends were in the house, and he even predicted to The Daily Dunklin Democrat that “emotions will be running high” when he took the stage. David hails from Kennett, Mo., which is a mere 50 miles from Jonesboro. And he attended Arkansas State University, where he was performing as the opening act last weekend for Lady Antebellum. It was David’s first show on campus since he broke out nationally, and it had a bit of a full-circle meaning for him. He had sat in the seats at that same concert hall before — in fact, the very first concert he attended as a fan was a 1992 Garth Brooks show in the same building. Read More