David Nail – Fighter Review
Written by: Ben Tankersley
American country artist David Nail’s fourth album “Fighter” is out now. The Missouri native has had success in the past with chart topping number one songs such as “Let it Rain” which features Sarah Buxton and “Whatever She’s Got.” Not to mention top ten hit “Red Light”
Fighter is an impressive saturation of modern country rock, classic Allman Brothers soul and even includes several 1980s influenced country ballads that could melt any lady’s heart. These musical influences combined with David’s unique songwriting ability make this album a trip that you don’t want to miss out on!
David kicks off the album with a feel good tune called “Good at Tonight.” And what better message could you send at the opening of an album than one that entices you to live in the moment, let go of your cares for tomorrow, and capitalize on where you are right now! The second song “Night’s on Fire” was the single released July of last year. He tries to keep his cool, but nevertheless, he can’t keep the wildfire from spreading inside his heart. “Ease your pain” co-written by Chris Stapleton, Lee Thomas Miller, and Jesse Frasure is a perfect song for cruising on a sunny Sunday morning with the windows rolled down. This song in itself will definitely ‘ease your pain’ with every listen. “I Won’t Let You Go” was written solely by David, and it also features Vince Gill who sings harmonies on the chorus. A classic chord progression, beautifully crafted lyrics, and a breathtaking melody allow this song to speak for itself. Title track “The Fighter” is a stunning balled in which David sings about the appreciation that he has for his wife and her zealous fighting spirit throughout their relationship. “Champagne Promise” and “Old Man’s Symphony” (featuring Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATH) are also two great songs off the album.
This may be David Nail’s greatest work so far.