Review: Smithfield Gets Personal with Re-Release of 'Hey Whiskey'


Country duo Trey Smith and Jennifer Fiedler’s career to this point has been quite the learning experience. The childhood friends have battled adversity, negative feedback from their former record label, and have even had to work odd jobs all over Nashville. After releasing a music video for their single Hey Whiskey, the group has been featured on CMT, they’ve gotten the chance to perform at the famed Grand Ole Opry, and have even gotten the chance to open for stars like Dustin Lynch and Scotty McCreery.


This single was once described as “dark and depressing” from their former label, who claimed it would never make it to radio. Since then, it has been featured on Sirius XM radio in the top 5 on the Hot 30 Countdown, it has been spun on Spotify over 2 million times, and the music video has been viewed 1.5 million times on YouTube. They hope this song can reach a lot of people trying to get their mind off a failed relationship.


This duo is different from many other country groups in the genre today considering Smith grew up with a heavy Rock influence and Fiedler grew up on Country. They have known each other practically since birth and they never really tried singing together until after college when Smith contacted her about possibly wanting to starting a band together. At first, Fiedler was unsure of whether or not she wanted to pursue a music career but because they were very close, she felt obligated and she took the risk and the two have not looked back since. Their voices instantly blended together and they both knew they would regret not taking a shot at attempting a career in Nashville. I think it’s safe to say that it has certainly worked out for both of them.


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