Short Biography David Nail grew up in a small town in Missouri, the son of a former high school band director whose musical collection included Stevie Wonder, Elton John and the Beatles. Nail turned to country in the 1990s, then started going back into its history and became a big fan of Glen Campbell. He moved to Nashville right after high school but returned to Missouri after a year. Two years later, he gave Nashville another try. He completed an album for Mercury Records, but it was not released. After taking a break from the music business to help coach a baseball team, he was introduced to music publisher and producer Frank Liddell. Their musical partnership led Nail to sign another record deal with MCA Nashville. His MCA album, I'm About to Come Alive, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2009.
In-depth Biography Born and raised in Kennett, Missouri, country singer and songwriter David Nail was drawn at first to sports, particularly baseball, but found himself dreaming of a music career too, and as time went by, he put more and more of his time and energy in the direction of music. He received a few college offers to play baseball, but chose to go with music instead, and moved to Nashville. Music City was just too overwhelming the first time around, and he was back home in Missouri within a year. He tried Nashville again, this time landing a recording contract with Mercury Nashville in 2002, and recorded a self-titled album with producers Keith Stegall and John Kelton. The first single from the project, "Memphis," brushed near the Top 50 on the Billboard country chart, and the future seemed bright. Unfortunately, Stegall departed the label in a shakeup, and the album was never released. Frustrated, Nail turned his attention to coaching baseball, but he wasn't quite through with his music dream. Introduced by a mutual friend to producer Frank Liddell, he ended up signing a recording deal with MCA Nashville in 2007 and tracking a second album. A pair of singles from the project, "Turning Home" and "Red Light," entered the Top 20 in Billboard's country chart. The album, I'm About to Come Alive, was released in August 2009. Nail followed his success with widespread touring before entering the studio in early 2011. He pre-released "Let It Rain," which hit number 11 just before the release of his second album, The Sound of a Million Dreams, in November of 2011. The title track was issued as the album's second single. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi