The Sound of a Million Dreams

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The Sound of a Million Dreams
Studio album by David Nail
Released November 15, 2011 (2011-11-15)
Genre Country
Length 48:41
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Chuck Ainlay
Frank Liddell[1]
David Nail chronology
I'm About to Come Alive
The Sound of a Million Dreams
I'm a Fire
Singles from The Sound of a Million Dreams
  1. "Let It Rain"
    Released: February 7, 2011
  2. "The Sound of a Million Dreams"
    Released: March 5, 2012

The Sound of a Million Dreams is the second studio album by American country music artist David Nail. It was released on November 15, 2011 via MCA Nashville.[2]


The album includes the number one single "Let It Rain",[3] which features Sarah Buxton on backing vocals, and the title track, which peaked at number 38 on the country music charts.

"Grandpa's Farm" was also recorded by Frankie Ballard on his 2011 self-titled album, and "Desiree" by The Ranch, a band fronted by Keith Urban, on their 1997 self-titled debut. Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum co-wrote the track "I Thought You Knew".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic rated the album 3.5 out of 5 stars, saying that "Musically and sonically it's well above average, even if there are three generic cuts in the middle that keep it from rising to the next level."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Grandpa's Farm"   Brent Cobb, Adam Hood, Jason Saenz 4:20
2. "Songs for Sale" (featuring Lee Ann Womack) Scooter Carusoe, Billy Montana 3:44
3. "Desiree"   Keith Urban, Vernon Rust 4:52
4. "She Rides Away"   Eric Paslay, Phil Barton 4:36
5. "Let It Rain" (featuring Sarah Buxton) David Nail, Jonathan Singleton 4:59
6. "I Thought You Knew"   Nail, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Monty Powell 3:42
7. "Catch You While I Can"   Carusoe, Jedd Hughes 4:23
8. "Half Mile Hill"   Rick Brantley, Tia Sellers, Mark Selby 4:19
9. "That's How I'll Remember You"   Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Madeleine Slate 4:58
10. "The Sound of a Million Dreams"   Carusoe, Phil Vassar 3:55
11. "Catherine" (featuring Will Hoge) David Nail 4:53

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard 200 (No. 44 on the Top Current Albums chart), and No. 8 on the Top Country Albums chart with 13,000 copies sold for the week.[5]


Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard Top Country Albums 8
US Billboard 200 50


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
2011 "Let It Rain" (featuring Sarah Buxton) 1 51
2012 "The Sound of a Million Dreams" 38
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Watts, Cindy (October 3, 2011). "David Nail to release new album Nov. 15". The Tennessean. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Stromblad, Cory (October 18, 2011). "David Nail Unveils 'The Sound of a Million Dreams'". The Boot. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wyland, Sarah (September 29, 2011). "David Nail to Release New Album November 15". Great American Country. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "The Sound of a Million Dreams review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chart News for November 23, 2011 - Scotty McCreery Returns to #1 w/Clear As Day". Roughstock. November 23, 2011.