Nevada Fighter was the third and final album recorded by Michael Nesmith and The First National Band. Released in May 1971, it failed to make the Billboard Top 200, bubbling under at #202, but the title track managed to reach #70.
Both John London and John Ware left the First National Band in late 1970, despite the album being incomplete. Michael asked James Burton and Joe Osborn and a few others to help finish the project. Both Burton and Osborn were longtime studio session players for The Monkees.