Release Date: Nov 15, 2011
Record label: MCA Nashville
Genre(s): Country, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop
Considering the chart life of "Let It Rain," the pre-release single from David Nail's sophomore album The Sound of a Million Dreams, it's curious to note that it's not the best song here. Co-produced by Chuck Ainlay and Frank Liddell, the album's sound feels more "live"; it's easy to hear these songs as concert entries. Nail wrote or co-wrote three tracks here, including the single, but it's the other cuts that have more impact -- at least musically.
Read the liner notes of David Nail’s new album and you’ll find that he felt the need to provide a bit of genre-related context: “Some say I’m not country enough, some have said I’m too country.” But, really, that old pop country vs. hard country debate was in play long before Nail came on the scene—and even before Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley famously took things uptown. Nail is on a well-trod path working country music’s adult contemporary pop vein.