County artist David Nail will headline the final event of the “Concerts on the Farm” series at the American West Heritage Center on Aug. 3 in Wellsville.

WELLSVILLE – The American West Heritage Center here will conclude its first annual “Concerts on the Farm” summer series by hosting county music artist David Nail on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

“My philosophy has always been simple,” Nail admits. “I just hope to have a good enough year to have a next year, while staying as true to myself as I possibly can.”

Nail has had a number of very good years.

He hails from the little town of Kennett, in the Bootheel region of Missouri. He was the son of a high school band director whose album collection included Stevie Wonder, Elton John and the Beatles.

Nail was a big fan of the late Glen Campbell and turned to country music in the 1990s. He moved to Nashville after high school, but returned home after meeting little success. Taking another shot at the Music City, he recorded an album which was not released, then took a break to coach baseball.

But nowadays Nail is well-respected up and down Music Row in Nashville.

After signing with MCA Nashville, Nail scored Number Ones on the country charts with “Let It Rain” and “Whatever She’s Got,” plus the acclaimed hits “Red Light,” “Kiss You Tonight” and “Night’s on Fire.”

He also released four hit albums including I’m About to Come Alive, (2009), The Sound of a Millions Dreams (2011), Fighter (2016) and I’m a Fire (2014).

His songwriting credits include collaborations with Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill, Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack.

Following a bout of depression, Nail rebounded with extended play disks entitled Bootheel 2020 and Bootheel 2021. His most recent work, entitled Sunset Carousel, was released in June.

AWHC marketer Wendi King explains that the “Concerts of the Farm” series led off with a performance by Ned Ledoux on June 24, followed by an appearance by Craig Morgan on July 13.

The heritage center will provide seating for VIP and Reserved ticket holders. General seating ticket holders are invited to bring chairs or blankets.

King added that concert attendees are welcome to picnic with coolers or to sample meals from vendor food trucks.

But she cautions that no alcohol, cooking or barbecues are allowed. The American West Heritage Center is also a non-smoking or vaping facility

The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the David Nail concert will begin at 8 p.m.

The concert will be held as long as weather permits and ticket sales are final.

For tickets and additional information, visit www.awhc.org or call 435-245-6050.

The American West Heritage Center is located at 4025 S. Hwy 89 in Wellsville.



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