OFFSTAGE: David Nail Accepts His Hot-Guy Status

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David Nail blames the music for how sexy he is. “I think in my case, the music has a lot to do with it,” the singer said about being named one of People Country ’s list of “Country’s Hottest Guys.” (Blake Shelton topped the list and is the cover guy of the current issue.) As for his own status, Nail says, “I’ve always wanted to sing about things that people feel and the way life moves and changes. Maybe the fact that these songs are about how these emotions and moments work, people can put themselves there, can experience it — and that might be what makes me seem sexy.” Personally, I think what’s so hot about Nail’s music is more about being man enough to accept the punishment for cheating, the way he does in “Let It Rain.” But he is quick to show how modest he is. “I could say what everybody always says: You don’t see me in the morning,” Nail says. “But I know that this is a huge compliment — and it’s nice to know people think you’re desirable.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.