Contributed David Nail

Singer-songwriter, David Nail will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in Oneonta.

Nail said in a media release that growing he was influenced by the melodies of Elton John and The Beatles before switching his gears to country. Drawn to the idea of beginning his musical journey, Nail left his roots in Missouri and headed for Nashville directly after high school. After arriving in Nashville, he said, he was overwhelmed and returned home to re-group.

Always having a love for sports and with little progress moving forward with his music, Nail found himself back in Nashville by 2005 and working with a friend coaching the Twitty City Knights, a baseball team.  A short time later, Nail was introduced to producer Frank Liddell, who 10 years earlier had produced one of Nail’s all-time favorite records, Chris Knight’s self-titled "Decca" debut.

His dream of making it became a reality in 2009 with the release of "I’m About To Come Alive," a collection of songs that captures the highs and lows and the hometown flavor of his own experiences. The album produced three singles: the title track, “Red Light" and “Turning Home,” the latter two reached the Top 20. 

Nail will performing song from "The Sound of a Million Dreams," his second studio album, which was released in 2011. The album includes the  single “Let It Rain,” which hit No. 1 on the country charts in January 2012.

Tickets are $20 for silver seating and $30 for gold seating and are on sale now by calling 431-2080 or at

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