10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week: Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff

Lambert's defiant "Keeper of the Flame," Rateliff's gritty "You Worry Me," Gretchen Peters' stunning "Disappearing Act" and more songs to hear now

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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.

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