Someone asked me a really odd question last night at The Appalachian Fair. It was just before David Nail’s show. I was handing out cards inviting fair-goers to visit Country’s Chatter. And someone said to me, “How can you write about six shows in one week. Don’t they all sound the same?”
I must have had a look of total disbelief on my face. I told her no, they don’t all sound the same. In fact, so far this year, we have six shows in four nights. Monday it was Danny Gokey, Tuesday we got both Jaron and the Long Road to Love and Kevin Fowler, Wednesday it was Tyler Farr and Colt Ford, and last night, it was David Nail. So, I think it’s pretty clear from that line up that none of these shows were anything like the one that preceded it.
Before the show, David came out to the WXBQ tent for an on-air interview with deejay Marc Tragler. I love it when the artists are willing to come out, stand in front of a group of fans and answer questions for the radio listeners. David was nice enough to bring out pictures, and autograph them for the fans who were surrounding the tent listening.
I can’t believe a whole year has gone by since I did a review of David’s first CD. I knew from the first time I listened to it that this was going to be an entertainer I would see in concert sometime. And last night was that time. If any of you missed that review, you might want to run back and have a look at it. You can do that by clicking here.
Before I even talk about the show, I need to do something. David sang his next single for us. And before he did, he announced that he wanted Johnson City to be the first people to get this up on YouTube. So David, here it is! You can thank one of your best fans for this, Melinda from Kingsport, Tenn.
Now that we have that part done. I need to tell you about this show. I’ve already seen some people on Twitter talking about last night’s show – I’ve been hearing words like “Awesome” and “Freaking Fantastic” What I’m about to say may surprise some of you, but I actually found the show very relaxing.
Coming off the heels of the Colt Ford show the night before, David’s calm, easy-going style worked for me tonight. He sang songs we all knew from his CD, he didn’t pull any old “other singer” songs out of his hip pocket. He did David Nail. He did what I went to the fair to hear. I don’t have to tell you how good this kid is vocally. And, as all of the young ladies at the show seemed anxious to point out – he’s not too hard on the eyes, either.
David will be back in our area on Sept. 4, so if any of you missed him at the Appalachian Fair last night, get ready to head to Castlewood, Va., to catch him at the Russell County Fair on Sept. 11. It’s not too far from here. I’ll have more information about that coming up soon.
Now, we’ll let the pictures take over. Have a look at Thursday night, Aug. 26, at the Appalachian Fair.
That’s all for this morning. Tonight, we’ve got The Band Perry taking the stage at the fair. So hopefully we’ll have a lot to put up about them tomorrow.
Talk to you all real soon!