David Nail released his new album, Fighter, today (July 15th), and it features his latest single “Night’s on Fire,” which he fought pretty hard to include on his latest album.
“I knew there was a story behind it, and sure enough it was on hold with another artist. I thought to myself – I won’t say the name – but they had just released a single so I knew they couldn’t be recording it any time soon,” says David. “So, that’s really the first time that I’ve ever tried to manipulate the situation with a song. I immediately started saying, ‘Well, that person’s not close to making a record. They just released another song off this record, and here I am going in the studio next Wednesday. Do you want to guarantee yourself a cut?’ You know, just playing that whole game that publishers and labels and artists play. I even went to the songwriter Jonathan Singleton and was in his ear and texting him.”
David wrote or co-wrote seven of the 11 songs on Fighter, his fourth studio album.
Fighter Track List:
“Good at Tonight (featuring Brothers Osborne)
Night’s on Fire
Ease Your Pain
Home (featuring Lori McKenna)
Lie With Me
I Won’t Let You Go (featuring Vince Gill)
Got Me Gone
Old Man’s Symphony (featuring Bear and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE)