David Nail has always believed that music can make a difference in people's lives. The vocalist, who's currently headlining a small hall and large club tour, is now teaming with the people from Liberty Creek vineyards to anchor their Tunes for Troops program, which is part of the larger Operation Gratitude.
The MCA Nashville recording artist said that "Liberty Creek Wines came to us in the late part of winter last year. I'm obviously very involved with my own charity and foundation that I work with. Obviously, I'm very passionate about that. My tour manager approached me one day and asked me what I thought about maybe doing a USO tour or something like that overseas, and doing something about the military. To be honest, I had been so wrapped up being so involved in my own foundation, as well as my tour schedule. I have a very strong appreciation for the military, and what they do, but I just hadn't had the time for much of anything else."
Kicking off this month - and running through the end of the year, consumers who buy specially tagged bottle of Liberty Creek will actually see their purchase sending a copy of Nail's critically-acclaimed "The Sound of a Million Dreams" being included in the care packages Operation Gratitude sends the troops stationed overseas during this holiday season.
"We are delighted to receive this support from Liberty Creek Wines and David Nail, and we believe the CDs will make our care packages even more meaningful," says Carolyn Blashek, Founder of Operation Gratitude. "Country music speaks to themes that reinforce the simple pleasures in life-home, friends, family and loved ones, which can be comforting to a soldier who is far from home, especially during the holidays."
In addition to providing copies of the disc, Liberty Creek is also donating $15,000 to Operation Gratitude for this project. Will Purvis, Liberty Creek Brand Manager says, "Here at Liberty Creek Wines, we want our troops to know that we appreciate the sacrifices they are making each and every day, especially during the holiday season."
Nail said that he's basically following in the footsteps of his wife, Catherine. "She is always making care packages whether they are going on a trip, to school, sick, or whatever. I feel like when you personalize it to a specific person and what they are dealing with, it's a neat gesture. It just felt like the right time, and the past few weeks, we've seen it come to fruition."
The singer is also excited about his recent American Country Awards nomination for Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist for his chart-topping "Let It Rain." Of the nod, he said "I think anytime you get nominated for an award, it's a very humbling thing. I think the times we've been nominated, we weren't really expecting any of them. So, anytime that happens, you're flattered."