On the Verge: Duo Smithfield Impresses with Single “Hey Whiskey”


Country music is embracing its newest act, Smithfield, with open arms. As the duo prepares to make their Ryman Auditorium debut tomorrow (Friday, November 11) during the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Veterans Day Tribute Show. This will mark their tenth time playing the Grand Ole Opry since their first performance in May 2016. Texas natives Trey and Jennifer have been performing together since 2011, and blend together traditional country with a rock-infused sound. The twosome creates a contemporary sound that has catapulted their career. Their debut single “Nothing But the Night” was a Highway Find on Sirius XM, and the duo has appeared on the Music Row Happy Hour.

Their newest single, “Hey Whiskey,” is in full rotation on the nationwide station, and also is a contender on the weekly Hot 30 Countdown. It’s the second single from their EP, and it’s a ballad addressed to the alcohol itself, written by Smithfield, Adam Wood, and Casey Derhak. “How can either one of us start moving on, when every night he spends with you reminds him that I’m gone?”  The song is clever, the vocals are impeccable and it’s no surprise that country artists love to sing about their drink of choice.

Smithfield has been touring the country opening for acts including Craig Campbell, Jana Kramer, and Brothers Osborne. They’re also racking up streams on Spotify, and even nabbed a spot on the “New Boots” playlist. Follow Smithfield on social media (Instagram, Twitter) and on their website. You can pick up their self-titled debut album here.