Country Concert 3/31

David Nail

Co-Headliner

Drake Milligan

About David Nail

Hailing from Kennett, Missouri, David Nail is well-respected up and down Music Row. Some might even call him a “tour de force” as his songs pull no punches in evoking the demons with which he has wrestled through much of his life. The GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter’s early releases, I’m About To Come Alive, The Sound Of A Million DreamsI’m A Fire and Fighter, ignited his reputation as an innovator and creative risk-taker yet left Nail feeling restless. Through dealing with his own journey of mental illness and the feeling of needing to “rebel against what people expect you to be,” Nail began making his most “organic” work to date, David Nail & The Well Ravens, with Jason Hall and Andrew Petroff. That project liberated Nail and propelled him into his next adventure. Writing solo for the next few months led to his debut solo independent EP Oh, Mother, a reflective piece of work. Of the title track, Rolling Stone noted that “the song creeps in like a sunrise — quiet, restrained cello and keys are the only underpinnings for Nail’s powerful vocals at first. But then it slowly builds to something more massive and majestic.” That release was followed by Bootheel 2020 and Bootheel 2021, projects dedicated to the singer/songwriter’s hometown in the “bootheel” of Missouri. Nail has been releasing new songs, leaving behind any self-imposed restrictions. In Nail’s own words, “My philosophy has always been, I just hope to have a good enough year that I can have a next year while staying as true to myself as I possibly can.” Find more at www.davidnail.com.

About Drake Milligan

Raised in Texas, Drake Milligan took his smooth baritone and burgeoning songcraft to Nashville at the age of 19. Now 23, Milligan is making a name for himself in country music. Riding a growing wave of excitement, Stoney Creek Records is bringing neon thrills back to Country music, with Drake’s full-length album debut set for release on September 15. Named after the young Texan’s hometown, the project finds a next-generation traditionalist mixing timeless sounds and right-now energy.