I M AFIRE
MCA Nashville …………†
This album should cement David Nail’s place up there with the greats in country music
This is the third offering from David Nail and already no stranger to the country charts, I’M A FIRE should elevate him to even greater success.The opening track Whatever She’s Got, released over a year ago and written for his wife of four years, has topped airplay charts and the album is quickly becoming a best seller. David has unearthed some great songs and contributed to the penning of four numbers.
The album has a distinct ‘Glen Campbell at his best’ feel to it and includes some great country rockers: Burnin’Bed, Kiss You Tonight and the title track, although the lyrics here are a little on the mushy side. When They’re Gone (Lyle County) features Little Big Town and some amazing Dobro from the master Jerry Douglas. Brand New Day is a powerful ballad and accentuates the artist’s emotional side which is prevalent on the majority of the album. On Countin’Cars one can almost feel the panic in his voice as he waits for his girl to come home and The Secret tackles the sensitivity of a girlfriend carrying another man’s child; achingly sad lyrics. Leaving the best until last, Lee Ann Womack guests on a terrific rendition of Jimmy Webb’s Galveston, emphasising the Glen Campbell connection.This album easily slots into the ‘must have’ category and is sure to spend significant hours in the CD tray .John Roffey