David Nail To Headline Nashville’s SkyDeck with Emily Ann Roberts and Karissa EllaSteve Owens
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 6, 2022) – GRAMMY-nominated country singer David Nail announced the Nashville stop on his Story To Tell Tour at the SkyDeck on Broadway with special guests Emily Ann Roberts and Karissa Ella in tow on November 3. These three dynamic storytellers will be sure to put on a one-of-a-kind show from start to finish. Tickets are available to purchase here.
David Nail has been touring for over a decade with his smash hits like “Red Light,” “Nights on Fire” and his latest releases, “Sunset Carousel” and “Wherever You Are Tonight.” His shows have become about more than just music; offering intimate stories and personal anecdotes in between songs, fans will laugh, sing along and be reminded why live music is so special.
Emily Ann Roberts is a fast-rising songstress from East Tennessee who shot to stardom on Blake Shelton’s team on NBC’s The Voice where she was the runner-up on Season Nine. Since then, she has spent the last few years on the road opening for superstars like Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and more. She is becoming a consistent face at the Grand Ole Opry and will be appearing again on Wednesday, October 12. She will have a brand new single “Whole Lotta Little” available everywhere on October 7.
Karissa Ella spent Fall of 2021 opening up for Nail on his Bootheel ’21 Tour. Since then, she has been releasing new music produced by Casey Wood, who has credits with legends like Charlie Daniels, Reba McEntire and Randy Travis. Karissa’s latest singles “Vintage” and “Hometown Bar” have racked up tens of thousands of streams since their releases this year with more new music on the way.
About David Nail
Hailing from Kennett, Missouri, David Nail is well-respected up and down Music Row. Some might even call him a “tour de force” as his songs pull no punches in evoking the demons with which he has wrestled through much of his life. The GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter’s early releases, I’m About To Come Alive, The Sound Of A Million Dreams, I’m A Fire and Fighter, ignited his reputation as an innovator and creative risk-taker yet left Nail feeling restless. This led to the departure of the only record company home he’d ever known, MCA Nashville, where he’d formed friendships that endure even now. Through dealing with his own journey of mental illness and the feeling of needing to “rebel against what people expect you to be,” Nail began making his most “organic” work to date, David Nail & The Well Ravens, with Jason Hall and Andrew Petroff. That project liberated Nail and propelled him into his next adventure. Writing solo for the next few months led to his debut solo independent EP Oh, Mother, a reflective piece of work. Of the title track, Rolling Stone noted that “the song creeps in like a sunrise — quiet, restrained cello and keys are the only underpinning for Nail’s powerful vocals at first. But then it slowly builds to something more massive and majestic.” That release was followed by Bootheel 2020 and Bootheel 2021, projects dedicated to the singer/songwriter’s hometown in the “bootheel” of Missouri. Nail plans on releasing more music, leaving behind any self-imposed restrictions. In Nail’s own words, “My philosophy has always been, I just hope to have a good enough year that I can have a next year while staying as true to myself as I possibly can.” Find more at www.davidnail.com.
About Emily Ann Roberts
Influenced by artists like The Chicks and Dolly Parton, Emily Ann Roberts, named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Best Acts of CMA Fest 2019” aims to take her love for authentic, classic country and make it fresh and new. In her hometown of Knoxville, TN, she was raised on mountain music and bluegrass. Her love for the sound shines through each release and sets her apart. In 2015, she placed as the runner-up on NBC’s The Voice. Roberts then began co-writing and recording her own music in Nashville while playing shows at venues across the country opening for big name artists like Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. Fans can see Emily Ann’s boot stomping live show at over 30 dates in 2022. After dedicating three years to original music, she released the song, “Stuck On Me + You”, followed by “I’ve Got Forever” in 2018, both positively received by fans with over 1.2M streams. Roberts released her debut EP, “Someday Dream,” which landed at number two on Billboard album charts. She returned to The Voice stage to perform the title single “Someday Dream” receiving a standing ovation from all four judges.
About Karissa Ella
Karissa Ella is a breath of fresh air in today’s country music, and she’s been recognized for it by CMT, Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville and countless more media outlets. Inspired by the likes of Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, and Carrie Underwood, her music and writing are a reflection of those that came before her. Her live performances at places like the ACM-nominated Dusty Armadillo, attract audiences of all ages, but they keep coming back for her infectious personality and genuine songwriting. After graduating from Belmont in June 2018, she completed her self-titled EP, having co-wrote the majority of the songs. Her second EP, Blossom, came out Summer 2019 with songs like “VACAY” and “Me and Luke.” As she draws inspiration from the music she grew up on, Karissa released The Acoustic Sessions, made up of multiple covers, including “Who I Am,” “Maybe It Was Memphis,” and more ft. Johnny Gates and Jenee Fleenor (3x CMA Musician of the Year and ACM Musician Of The Year). Karissa released two original singles in 2021, “Bad Summer” and “Crackin’ Cold Ones” and “Whiskey Whispers Your Name,” “Vintage” and “Hometown Bar” in 2022, all of which received heavy press and DSP support. To stay up to date with new music and tour dates, visit karissaella.com.