David Nail recently released a new single, “Best of Me“, sharing one of the more poignant moments from his personal life, and is now giving fans an intimate look into his special day with his longtime wife, Catherine. The heartfelt video showcases Nail’s distinct vocals and emotive delivery with accompanying shots from the pair’s 2009 wedding day and current footage from a day spent at the Travellers Rest Historic House in Nashville, Tennessee.
This new single finds Nail reminiscing about asking his father-in-law for his future wife’s hand in marriage and reflecting on the promise he made way back then to give her the best of him throughout the life of their relationship. Nail’s vulnerability shines throughout “Best of Me,” particularly in acknowledging that while he didn’t have much money or a ring, he knew he would love Catherine for the rest of time. Watch the “Best of Me” music video here!
I don’t have much moneyAnd I don’t have a ring But what I’ve got’s a whole lot better Than all those fancy things I swear to you I’ll love her Until my dying day I’ll give her the best of me If you’ll give her away
“I mean, obviously this song is about (Catherine), but I really wanted it to be a tribute to my father-in-law, too, and how much I really wanted to get his approval. It was more than just wanting his blessing — I really wanted him to believe in me. I wanted him to believe in us,” Nail told Taste of Country.
“People always say the best songs are ones that come from a real place or a real experience” explained Nail. “These lyrics, almost word for word, rewind time back to the afternoon I sat in Catherine’s kitchen and told her folks of my intentions — with their blessing of course”.
The chart-topping singer has more new music due out this year. Stay up to date with David Nail at davidnail.com.