David Nail Gets First American Country Awards Nod -- Historic #1 “Let It Rain” Up for Single of the Year by a Breakthrough Artist Las Vegas: David Nail walked off with his first nomination for the American Country Awards, set to air Dec. 10, live on Fox. “Let It Rain,” his record-making #1, is among the nominees for Single of the Year by a Breakthrough Artist at the 3rd annual awards. “I couldn’t be prouder,” says the Grammy nominated vocalist, who’s been called “Stunning” by Billboard. “Not only was ‘Let It Rain’ my first #1 record… and they told me it was the slowest rising #1 in any genre… I got to co-write it with Jonathan Singleton, so there were so many different firsts for me, all in one.” The song of reckoning and consequences for one night of breaking a vow, “Let It Rain” was the single that wouldn’t die. Finally finding the top of the charts after 49 weeks, Nail performed the song that same week on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” “Almost a year later, it’s great to be recognized at he American Country Awards,” Nail says. “It’s the most progressive awards show, for sure… and they actually let the fans vote for the music they love, with nominations based on things like airplay, music sold and touring.” In its third year, the American Country Awards works with Mediabase (airplay), Pollstar (touring), Great American Country (video) and Big Champagne (record sales and media consumption) to determine the nominees in the 21 categories to be awarded at the Mandalay Bay Resort. The Nashville Songwriters Association International determines the Song of the Year nominees based on their annual I Wish I Wrote That Song designation. The Washington Post declared, “David Nail’s robust tenor is the most limber and soulful this side of Ronnie Dunn,” Entertainment Weekly offered, “a voice that’s even easier listening than Keith Urban’s,” The Los Angeles Times cited his affinity for “songs that chip away at loss, regret, missteps and other human failings, grist for the richest life lessons… Nail seems eager to take on real life,” while The Dallas Morning News wrote, “David Nail travels the dusky crossroad between modern country and pop-soul. his soaring tenor has a burnished quality that straddles earnest and passionate.” Currently on a headlining tour in support of his The Sound of a Million Dreams album and the stripped down 1979 ep, Nail will make an appearance at Leadership Nashville’s Dale Franklin Awards Ceremony in Nashville on Oct. 17. Look for Nail to crown his stint opening shows for Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington and Gavin DeGraw with a string of dates with the legendary Alan Jackson.
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