You won’t need to go to “Memphis” to see a David Nail concert. He’ll be right here at Horseshoe Tunica on Friday, Aug. 25.
The Missouri-born country singer grew up in choir his entire life. He credits his dad who was a high school band director. The country crooner had offers to play college baseball, but stuck to music instead. Nail recorded “Memphis” back in 2002, but didn’t release his first studio album until 2009. The album, “I’m About To Come Alive” reach No. 19 on the U.S. Country chart and included the hits “Red Light” and “Turning Home.” His follow-up album, “The Sound Of A Million Dreams,” released two years later and peaked at No. 8 on the U.S. Country charts. It had the No. 1 single, “Let It Rain,” which featured country singer Sarah Buxton on background vocals.
Nail’s success grew with his last two albums, 2014’s “I’m A Fire” and 2016’s “Fighter,” which both hit No. 3 on the U.S. Country charts. “Whatever She’s Got,” featured on his “I’m A Fire” album, hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart. Fun fact: “American Idol” winner David Cook helped write “Kiss You Tonight,” which is also on the aforementioned album.
In May 2016 Nail released a digital-only EP of covers with popular tracks like The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.” Nail told “Rolling Stone,” “This entire project was born from trying to find ways to make these huge, popular songs come back to you in some shape for form…it goes back as far as when I was a kid and had these ideas for changing songs up and doing them different.”
Get your David Nail tickets and hear his soulful vocals at Tunica this summer.