David Nail's hit song 'Let It Rain' is gaining the soulful singer even more recognition after Music Row Magazine has named him among the nominees for their Breakthrough Songwriter Award. Nail co-wrote the tune with Jonathan Singleton, and it topped the country singles chart in January after 48 weeks on air.

Nail has scored a handful of other hits -- some that he's written and some that he hasn't -- since breaking on to the country music scene with his debut single, 'Red Light' (which, ironically, was co-written by Singleton). In a short time, Nail also picked up nods at the Grammy Awards last year and has had many other career accolades that he should be very proud of.

"There are so many great songwriters in this town," notes Nail. "To me, as a singer, I just want to try to honor what the writers create – and as someone who’s trying to write songs, I just hope I can stand in their company and not embarrass myself."

In addition to claiming the title for the longest rising chart-topper in history, 'Let It Rain' was also named one of Amazon.com's Top 10 Country Songs of 2011.

Music Row Magazine's other Breakthrough Songwriter nominees include: Preston Brust, Chris Lucas (LoCash Cowboys) and Jaren Johnston ('You Gonna Fly,' Keith Urban), Johnny Bulford and Phil Barton ('A Woman Like You,' Lee Brice), Kip Moore and Dan Couch ('Somethin' 'Bout a Truck,' Kip Moore), Chris DeStefano ('Good Girl,' Carrie Underwood), Catt Gravitt ('Alone With You,' Jake Owen), Eric Paslay and Terry Sawchuk ('Barefoot Blue Jean Night,' Jake Owen) and Ryan Tyndell ('Springsteen,' Eric Church).