When Nail isn't on a national tour and promoting a new album, his favorite place to catch a show is at Exit/In. The venue has showcased everyone from The Ramones and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Jimmy Buffett and Billy Joel. Opened in 1971, Exit/In is beloved by both performers and audiences thanks to its legendary acoustics and intimate size – capacity is 500.
For struggling musicians in Nashville, playing Exit/In is a big deal. And it was no different for Nail. "The fact that I had been there and seen so many artists that I really enjoyed made me think, 'I've made it now. I'm playing Exit/In,'" he remembers.