David Nail Parts Ways with Longtime Record Label

During his time with MCA Nashville, he released for studio albums: I'm About to Come Alive, The Sound of a Million Dreams, I'm a Fire, and Fighter.

Written by Lauren Laffer
David Nail Parts Ways with Longtime Record Label
David Nail; Publicity Photo

David Nail has parted ways with his longtime record label MCA Nashville, a representative from Universal Music Group Nashville confirms to Sounds Like Nashville.

Nail joined the MCA Nashville family in 2007 after spending five years with Mercury Records Nashville (also under the UMG Nashville umbrella). During his time with the label, he released four studio albums, I’m About to Come Alive (2009), The Sound of a Million Dreams (2011), I’m a Fire (2014), and Fighter (2016).

Within those four albums, the singer released a number of singles, with two reaching the top spot at country radio; “Let It Rain” and “Whatever She’s Got.” Nail’s first single from Fighter, “Night’s One Fire,” peaked at No.14 at country radio in July 2016. The second single, “Good At Tonight,” featuring Brothers Osborne, failed to land inside the top 40.

Fighter was a “deeply personal” album to Nail, who co-wrote seven of the 11 songs on the project.

“For whatever reason, in records past, I’d be done with them but I’d always be a little frustrated because I didn’t quite scratch the itch completely,” he told Sounds Like Nashville previously. “I think this record really sums everything up.”

No word on what the future holds for Nail. For now, the singer will likely soak in being a father to his twins, Lawson Brent and Lillian Catherine.