I'm a Fire

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Always on the verge of a breakthrough success, David Nail swings for the fences on 2014's I'm a Fire, his third full-length album. Nail's gifts suggest he's a blue-collar patriot, a working man happy to churn out anthems for the unsung, but he's a bit more subtle than that, identifying exceptional songwriters and never succumbing to the good-time bro-country that is a golden ticket to the top of the charts. His attraction to Shane McAnally songs is a strong evidence of the former -- he cuts two of the hot songwriter's tunes, "Burnin' Bed," which also bears a co-credit by Brandy Clark, plus "Brand New Day" -- but he also spots a sleek little crossover number in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Always on the verge of a breakthrough success, David Nail swings for the fences on 2014's I'm a Fire, his third full-length album. Nail's gifts suggest he's a blue-collar patriot, a working man happy to churn out anthems for the unsung, but he's a bit more subtle than that, identifying exceptional songwriters and never succumbing to the good-time bro-country that is a golden ticket to the top of the charts. His attraction to Shane McAnally songs is a strong evidence of the former -- he cuts two of the hot songwriter's tunes, "Burnin' Bed," which also bears a co-credit by Brandy Clark, plus "Brand New Day" -- but he also spots a sleek little crossover number in "Kiss You Tonight," an adult contemporary tune co-written by American Idol finalist David Cook. Nail's gift is how he avoids bombast -- some of these songs could be delivered with a sledgehammer but the singer chooses to relax and that light touch resonates -- and he makes his connection to the country-pop past explicit through a cover of Jimmy Webb's "Galveston," popularized by Glen Campbell. Nail never seems as casual as Campbell -- he seems to measure every word -- but he nevertheless prefers to undersell his material, which makes I'm a Fire insinuating, not insistent. It may not deliver a knockout punch but it's not intended to be powerful; it's a grower, sounding better with repeated exposure, repeated listens revealing the craft in the songs and the subtlety in Nail's execution.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/2014
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602537577422
  • Catalog Number: 001940302
  • Sales rank: 3,580

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Whatever She's Got (3:56)
  2. 2 Broke My Heart (3:16)
  3. 3 Burnin' Bed (3:38)
  4. 4 When They're Gone (Lyle County) - Little Big Town (3:42)
  5. 5 Brand New Day (4:44)
  6. 6 Kiss You Tonight (3:51)
  7. 7 The Secret (4:21)
  8. 8 Countin' Cars (2:52)
  9. 9 Easy Love (3:21)
  10. 10 I'm a Fire (4:05)
  11. 11 Galveston (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Nail Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Eric Darken Percussion
Matt Chamberlain Percussion, Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
George Marinelli Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Chris McHugh Percussion, Drums
Jerry McPherson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Gene Miller Background Vocals
Mike Rojas Piano, Hammond B3
Glenn Worf Bass
Neil Thrasher Background Vocals
Micah Wilshire Background Vocals
Lee Ann Womack Background Vocals
Jeff Roach Keyboards
Little Big Town Background Vocals
Karen Fairchild Background Vocals
Jimi Westbrook Background Vocals
Jaren Johnston Background Vocals
Sarah Buxton Background Vocals
Phillip Sweet Background Vocals
Jonathan Singleton Background Vocals
Kimberly Schlapman Background Vocals
Chris Rodriguez Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinskiy Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Aubrie Sellers Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob DiPiero Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Trent Summar Composer
Glenn Worf Producer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Chuck Ainlay Producer, Engineer
Michael Dulaney Composer
Frank Liddell Producer
Shane McAnally Composer
Jay Knowles Composer
Karen Naff Art Direction
David Nail Composer
Jaren Johnston Composer
Lee Thomas Miller Composer
Jonathan Singleton Composer
David Cook Composer
Tom Douglas Composer
Jimmy Robbins Composer
Scooter Carusoe Composer
Brandy Clark Composer
Jimmy L. Webb Composer
Brett Eldredge Composer
Brandon Schexnayder Engineer
Jon Nite Composer
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