Uncertain Country Knows What To Do With David Nail
First of all, let me say that I am enjoying the music of David Nail.There's a lot to like about David. He's a native of Kennett, Missouri; a city located in the "Bootheel" region of the state, and home not only to David, but also Sheryl Crow and Trent Tomlinson. The town has great musical roots, from Country, to Rockabilly to Memphis Blues, just down the river a piece. It's no wonder that David has a "unique" sound.
David most recently took the number one spot late last year on the Country chart with his song, "Let It Rain."
My question is, does Country really know what to do with David? Without question, he has an incredible voice. He doesn't wear cowboy hats, or generally play with a guitar strapped to him. He's been on tour with pop/rocker Gavin DeGraw. He can sing virtually any genre of music, almost flawlessly. That sometimes scares the "powers that be," with the record companies.
Don't get me wrong, I am supporting David a hundred percent. I wonder if the Nashville labels, that are continually searching for the "next big thing," will know how to present David to record buyers.
So far, he seems to have their support as well as Country radio and a great fan base. Sadly, that's sometimes not enough for an artist if the record label doesn't see the potential (aka BIG profit) and gives an artist time to grow.
I certainly hope that's not the case for David.
David, keep making Missouri and Country Music proud.