David Nail Breaks A Finger At CMA Music Festival
Celebrity Softball Game Gets A Little Rough
David Nail became the first casualty of this year’s CMA Music Festival when he broke his finger during a celebrity softball game on Saturday morning. Ironically the singer, best known for his No. 1 hit “Let It Rain” and top 10 hit “Red Light,” had earned a baseball scholarship in his college days.
After making four of the morning’s most dramatic catches, on the fourth play Nail ended up with both a minor fracture and a detached tendon, but managed to land an out before doing so.
“You put me in the game, and I only know one speed: hard,” he says in a press release. “I only play all-out, and that’s what I was doing. I can’t believe I broke something doing it, but at least I got my out.
“I’ve got a really good neurosurgeon who will look at this next week, so I know I’ll be okay long term,” Nail added. “Right now, I just know I played hard, got to see a lot of the people from around the country who’ve been there with us over the past few years, and, hopefully, made a few new believers along the way.”
No word on how his guitar playing will be affected in the meantime.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.