Acclaimed country artist David Nail has released his brand new EP, Bootheel 2021. Almost a year after his the first installment, Bootheel 2020, this year’s continues to explore themes of nostalgia, home and love. Having written the three songs by himself, these tracks are extremely personal to the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter, even featuring special appearances from his twins Lawson and Lilli Cate on the prelude and postlude. Listen to the EP here.
“Bootheel 2021 is a collection of songs about home, family and small town life. I’m proud to be from the Bootheel of Missouri, Kennett, and I’m proud to be a son, a dad, a husband, and a country music singer,” said David Nail, adding, “thanks to all of you for listening to some of my most honest and heartfelt work to date, and thanks to God for trusting me with these stories. Truly cannot wait to hear what you all think.”
Of the EP’s first single, “St. Louis,” Robert K. Oermann says, “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.”
Bootheel 2021 was self-produced by Nail with the help of his longtime bandmate 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)
There are a few more chances to catch David’s compelling show through the end of the year on the “Bootheel 2021 Tour” joined by country-riser Karissa Ella on select dates. For more information about David Nail and to purchase tickets, please visit davidnail.com.
“Bootheel 2021 Tour” Dates:
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.