David Nail Honors The Legendary Glen Campbell

“Glen was a huge hero of mine,” says David.

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When you pick up David Nail’s new album, I’m a Fire, this week, you might be pleasantly surprised to find a cover of the Glen Campbell classic “Galveston” among the tracks. But for David, the decision to include the iconic tune was a no-brainer. “Glen Campbell was a huge hero of mine, big-time influence,” he tells Country Weekly. “I just wanted to pay tribute to him.”

Whether or not the song will be a single remains to be seen, but David isn’t really concerned about that. “It was just one of those things that, although nothing may ever come of it, it was important to let people know just how much he meant to me,” he says. “I know, eventually, he’ll hear it, somebody will play it for him. And even if nothing comes of it, that was important.”

Recording “Galveston” also gave David a chance to bring in one of his favorite female vocalists, Lee Ann Womack, for background harmonies. But that wasn’t the only reason for his choice. He says, “Of all the people I’ve had the chance to get to know, Lee Ann probably has the strongest appreciation for the history of country music. So I knew it was something she would be into.”

For more on David Nail and his new album, I’m a Fire (in stores March 4), pick up the March 10 issue of Country Weekly, on stands now.

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