SINGLE REVIEW: David Nail-“Kiss You Tonight”


Similar to a young Blake Shelton, consistent radio success has been hard to come by for David Nail. In the 7 singles he’s released to country radio since 2008, his success has been a roller coaster ride. His singles have peaked on the charts at 47–7–20–1–38–1, never able to garner real consistency on the airwaves. He’s looking to turn that around with his latest single “Kiss You Tonight”, the sophomore single from his brand-new album I’m A Fire, riding the waves of his chart-topper “Whatever She’s Got”.

“Kiss You Tonight” isn’t like many of the songs on country radio right now. Typically going into spring/summer, the singles being released are more of a fast-paced party type sound. “Kiss You Tonight” has more of a laid-back contemporary sound to it, which could potentially help it’s cause on the charts. The song was co-written by former American Idol champion David Cook, with established country songwriters Jay Knowles (who’s had success with George Strait/Alan Jackson/Rodney Atkins), and Trent Summar (who’s had success with Gary Allan/Billy Currington/Kip Moore). The song finds David Nail wishing to find redemption in the lost girl of his dreams, nothing unfamiliar for country music.

David Nail’s amazing & infectious vocals, combined with the familiar message in the lyrics, should help this single find the consistent success he’s been longing for on country radio. “Kiss You Tonight” garners an A rating from me, and it’s hard to imagine this song not finding the success it deserves.

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Or you can find him out on the road, currently as the opening act for Darius Rucker & Eli Young Band on the True Believers Tour


Artist To Watch: Sam Hunt



Country music has undergone a makeover in recent years. Some of the more successful artists over the past decade (Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, and Alan Jackson) are having trouble remaining relevant. Replacing these artists at the top of the charts is a group of artists that are finding success in a nationwide phenomenon known as “bro-country”. Artists such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and even Tim McGraw have ditched the traditional country approach of the past & are now coming up with a more hip-hop/pop inspired brand of country music. Artists are now writing songs from beats & production instead of the steel guitar. It’s the natural evolution of a genre that has needed it in the worst way. It seems “bro-country” is here to stay, and I think that’s a good thing for country music.

Former UAB quarterback  Sam Hunt is a newcomer in the “bro-country” world, but he’s finding success at a fast rate. If you’re a fan of country music, there’s a chance you’re familiar with Sam Hunt and don’t even know it. He got his big break when “Come Over”, a song he helped co-write, got recorded by Kenny Chesney. The song became a #1 hit and sold over a million copies. He also co-wrote Keith Urbans “Cop Car” and Billy Curringtons “We Are Tonight”, both singles currently climbing the country charts. After finding success as a songwriter, Hunt decided to try his hand recording some of his material. He released a free 15-track acoustic mix-tape “Between the Pines” on his website and his debut single “Raised On It” has been labeled as a Highway Find on Sirius XM. He signed a record deal with MCA Nashville in January 2014, will be touring with label mate David Nail thru the spring/summer, and hopes to release his debut album in the fall. You can currently find him on the road as part of the “Ready Set Roll” tour with Chase Rice. Already finding success in a short time-frame, you can expect a big 2014 and more from Sam Hunt.

Head over to his official website to download his free 15-track mix-tape “Between The Pines”