David Nail announced to fans’ delight that he will be releasing a brand new EP titled Bootheel 2021 on Friday, November 5. The project is a continuation of his previously released Bootheel 2020 that came out in December of last year. This new collection of songs showcases his love and admiration for his hometown and family as you can hear special contributions from twins — daughter, Lilli Cate, and son, Lawson — in the prelude and postlude. The word “bootheel” holds a ton of meaning to David as it is often used to describe the region of Missouri that he grew up in and so fondly writes and sings about. Pre-save Bootheel 2021 here.
“I’ve always been baffled by those who have this ‘can’t wait to get the hell outta here’ attitude about growing up in small towns,” said Nail. “It was so hard leaving Kennett, Missouri at 18 and then again at 20. It was so much a part of me and still is today! It’s amazing how often I sit down to write and all those memories flood out into a song.”
“The Missouri native muses beautifully in this enchanting ballad about love and loss, using his state’s most iconic city as a memory trigger. I have always been a major fan of this guy, and this indicates that he still has the goods. The gentle, echoey, super tasteful production is a major plus, too,” said Robert K. Oermann in MusicRow of the already released single, “St. Louis.”
As the solo writer of this EP and many of the songs in his catalog, Bootheel 2021 showcases his creative talents in all of the right ways. This project was self-produced by Nail with the help of Reed Pittman.
Bootheel 2021 Track Listing:
1. Prelude feat. Lilli Cate Nail
2. Comeback History
3. St. Louis
4. Raising You
5. Postlude feat. Lawson Nail (Performed for his Great Grandaddy Lawson Brent’s Funeral June 2021)
Be sure to catch David on the road through the end of the year playing his signature powerful yet intimate show full of classic hits, along with his new music during the “Bootheel 2021 Tour.” For more information about David Nail and to purchase tickets, please visit davidnail.com.
“Bootheel 2021 Tour” Dates:
Nov. 4 – Springfield, Mo. – Midnight Rodeo*
Nov. 5 – Lincoln, Neb. – The Royal Grove
Nov. 6 – Grant, Okla. – Stage 271 at Choctaw Casino & Resort
Nov. 11 – Kansas City, Mo. – Knuckleheads Saloon
Nov. 12 – Columbia, Mo. – The Blue Note
Nov. 13 – Pella, Iowa – Pella Opera House
Nov. 19 – Denver, Colo. – Grizzly Rose*
Nov. 20 – Grand Junction, Colo. – Mesa Theater*
Dec. 9 – Franklin, Tenn. – The Franklin Theatre*
*with special guest Karissa Ella
About David Nail
Hailing from Kennett, Missouri, David Nail is well-respected up and down Music Row. The GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter’s early releases, I’m About To Come Alive, The Sound Of A Million Dreams, I’m A Fire and Fighter, ignited his reputation as an innovator and creative risk-taker yet left Nail feeling restless. Through dealing with his own journey of mental illness and the feeling of needing to “rebel against what people expect you to be,” Nail began making his most “organic” work to date, David Nail & The Well Ravens, with Jason Hall and Andrew Petroff. That project liberated Nail and propelled him into his next adventure. Writing solo for the next few months led to his debut solo independent EP Oh, Mother, a reflective piece of work. That release was followed by Bootheel 2020, a project dedicated to the singer/songwriter’s hometown in the “bootheel” of Missouri. Nail plans on releasing more music throughout 2021, leaving behind any self-imposed restrictions. In Nail’s own words, “My philosophy has always been, I just hope to have a good enough year that I can have a next year while staying as true to myself as I possibly can.” Find more at www.davidnail.com.