Beardstown Fall Fun Festival approaches

    The 2017 Fall Fun Festival committee has announced that the country band Smithfield will be the headliner on Sunday, Sept. 24. Following the recent success of their single “Hey Whiskey,” Smithfield is back with a brand new single entitled “When You’re Gone.”
    According to, “Trey Smith and Jennifer Fielder shattered industry norms with sophomore single “Hey Whiskey.” The powerful ballad received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Taste of Country, The Boot, and many more reputable media outlets while it soared to No. 3 on the SXM Hot 30 Countdown, sold more than 3K downloads per week and accumulated 2 million streams on Spotify,” (, June 23, 2017).

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