- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Celebrating 10 years as a band this year, SmithField’s ride has been anything but easy. Along the … [+] way, the independent country duo’s business savvy has flourished thanks to some unfortunate hurdles.
Independent country duo SmithField have learned the pitfalls of not having a business manager firsthand. Celebrating 10 years as a band this year, SmithField’s career has been anything but easy. Along the way, the duo’s business savvy has flourished thanks to some unforeseen hurdles.
Childhood friends, Trey Smith and Jennifer Fielder formed SmithField in 2011. The following year they moved to Nashville and worked four part-time jobs to make ends meet and wrote songs on their days off. The work ethic paid off in 2013 when SmithField signed its first record and publishing deal with Bigger Picture Music Group.
By May 2014, SmithField had finished its debut record and were about to embark on its first…