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David Nail

David Nail

During the making of his fourth MCA Nashville album, Academy of Country Music and Grammy Award-nominated David Nail underwent a transformation – and so did his music. Fighter is the most vulnerable, personal record the Missouri native has ever made, and it signals the beginning of a new phase of his career. Following the birth of his long-hoped for twins, the singer-songwriter found his world turned upside down. The mark he wanted to leave and things he wanted to say had changed, and despite an early version of Fighter being already finished, he decided to record four new songs, completely changing the project’s tone. In short, Nail decided to get real in a way he never would have allowed himself before. Already known for powerful, emotionally-charged vocals, he took the same approach to choosing Fighter’s 11 tracks (seven of which he wrote or co-wrote himself), celebrating life’s victories but also exposing the knock downs he’s endured – and it wasn’t always flattering. Big-name collaborations also abound on Fighter, with Nail inviting Vince Gill, Brothers Osborne, Lori McKenna and Logan Brill to help tell his story, as well as Bear and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATE.