David Nail is sharing one of the more poignant moments from his personal life with his newest release “Best of Me,” available everywhere now.
Written about his longtime wife, Catherine, the new single finds Nail reminiscing about asking his father-in-law for his future wife’s hand in marriage and reflecting on the promise he made way back then to give her the best of him throughout the life of their relationship. Nail’s vulnerability shines throughout “Best of Me,” particularly in acknowledging that while he didn’t have much money or a ring, he knew he would love Catherine for the rest of time. Listen to “Best of Me” here!
I don’t have much money
And I don’t have a ring
But what I’ve got’s a whole lot better
Than all those fancy things
I swear to you I’ll love her
Until my dying day
I’ll give her the best of me
If you’ll give her away
“People always say the best songs are ones that come from a real place or a real experience. These lyrics, almost word for word, rewind time back to the afternoon I sat in Catherine’s kitchen and told her folks of my intentions — with their blessing of course,” said Nail.
“Few singers can pick up an acoustic guitar, close their eyes and carry a room quite like the enigmatic Nail.” – Taste of Country
With more music due out this year and new shows being added constantly, stay up to date with David Nail at davidnail.com.
David Nail Shows
April 28 – Fayetteville, N.C. – Fayetteville Dogwood Festival
April 30 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Live at Hop Springs
May 5 – Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Whiskey Baron Dance Hall & Saloon
May 6 – Grand Junction, Colo. – Warehouse 25 Sixty-Five
May 19 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Elevation 27
May 20 – Holly Springs, N.C. – Live at the Springs
May 21- Isle of Palms, S.C. – The Windjammer
June 8 and June 9 – Nashville, Tenn. – CMA Fest
June 10 – Warren, Ark. Pink Tomato Festival
June 22 – Arnolds Park, Iowa – Arnold’s Park Roof Garden Ballroom
June 23 – Wichita, Kan. – Wave
June 24 – Lake Ozark, Mo. – The Encore
July 19 – Beaumont, Calif. – City of Beaumont Summer Concert Series
Aug. 4 – Crescent City, Calif. – Del Norte County Fair
Aug. 5 – Tacoma, Wash. – Steel Creek American Whiskey Co.
Aug. 6 – Bend, Ore. – Silver Moon Brewing
Aug. 8 – Great Falls, Mont. – The Newberry
Aug. 10 – Billings, Mont. – The Pub Station Ball Room
Aug. 17 – San Diego, Calif. – Moonshine Beach
Aug. 19 – Paso Robles, Calif. – BarrelHouse Brewing Co.
Aug. 21 and 22 – San Martin, Calif.
About David Nail
Hailing from Kennett, Missouri, David Nail is well-respected up and down Music Row. Some might even call him a “tour de force” as his songs pull no punches in evoking the demons with which he has wrestled through much of his life. 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. This led to the departure of the only record company home he’d ever known, MCA Nashville, where he’d formed friendships that endure even now. 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. Of the title track, Rolling Stone noted that “the song creeps in like a sunrise — quiet, restrained cello and keys are the only underpinning for Nail’s powerful vocals at first. But then it slowly builds to something more massive and majestic.” That release was followed by Bootheel 2020 and Bootheel 2021, projects dedicated to the singer/songwriter’s hometown in the “bootheel” of Missouri. Nail plans on releasing more music, 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.
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