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Smithfield is Taking Time Off to Focus on New Music (Exclusive)

The country duo opened up to CS Country about their next steps.

Smithfield performs at the Chevy Breakout Stage on Saturday, June 8 during the 2019 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville. (Courtesy of CMA)

Since being named SiriusXM’s The Highway Find in 2017 and one of our Unsigned Artists to Watch in 2018, Smithfield — comprised of Jennifer Fielder and Trey Smith — has been tackling the country music industry with their dynamic live shows and insane harmonies that catch your attention from the second you hear them.

The band has opened up for acts like Old Dominion, Kane Brown, Granger Smith and Brothers Osborne and even released their EP We Make Our Own, which is symbolic of the duo’s philosophy in how they live their life and handle their music careers.

After a busy week at the 2019 CMA Music Festival in Nashville last month with performances at the Chevy Breakout Stage and Radio Disney Country Stage as well as a fanclub party at the Frothy Monkey, the duo says that they plan to take time off the road to rejuvenate at home and really focus on creating new music.

“I think every artist goes into this season that’s really important for growth. We may take a little step back and really focus on new music and rejuvenate here in Nashville before we go out and road dog it again. I think when we do that and we do it right, that we’re going to be even better out there, and put out even better music,” Fielder tells Celeb Secrets Country exclusively.

“We’re kind of digging ourselves into a creative hole at the moment, because as an artist you need to go through seasons,” Smith adds. “You need to be out there touring what you’ve created, and then you need to be back in town creating. So, I feel like at the moment we’re creating — we’re still going to go out and tour here and there, but we’re really in a creative space right now where were making new music and making sure that’s right to be able to package it up correctly.”

You can still catch Smithfield perform their smash hit “Hey Whiskey” as well as other fan favorites throughout the summer at select shows and festivals throughout the season. You can keep up to date with the band by visiting their website and Instagram.

Written by Chelsea Cannon

Chelsea is a staff reporter for Celeb Secrets Country. She graduated in 2015 with her BA in Multimedia Journalism then spent 3 years working in radio. She recently moved to Nashville, TN from South Florida to pursue her dreams of working in the music industry!

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