SmithField, "Hey Whiskey"
SmithField, the duo of Trey Smith and Jennifer Fiedler, take a new approach to a familiar topic: "Hey Whiskey" turns one of country music's most prized motifs – the alcohol-soaked power ballad – onto its hungover head. Here, Fiedler talks directly to the vices that have turned her former flame into a drunk-dialing, unpredictable mess. "Why's he only call me up when he throws you down?" she sings, while all the twangy tricks of the trade — crashing guitars, mournful pedal steel and stacked harmonies — swirl in the background. R.C.