05:35 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 04/02/2014 01:00PM
"I lived probably 10 years in a really, really deep depression," the Kennett, Mo., native, 34, tells PEOPLE Country. "Growing up in a small town, it was one of those things that you don't talk about and you try to sweep it under the rug."
Originally posted 06/10/2012 10:45AM
He was just lending his hand to a worthy cause.
But country star David Nail left Saturday's City of Hope celebrity softball game, which raises money for the cancer institute, with a broken finger.
"Gonna be one handed for a while!" he Tweeted post-game, following a trip to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center – he thanked the "Vandy ER" in his Tweet – where the singer-guitarist's right hand was treated.
He added, "Thanks for the concern, this is a lesson to not play like you're 18 when you're 33! Fingers crossed for no nerve damage."
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