Nate Smith Releases The Breakup Song Of The Summer: ‘Whiskey On You’

Nate Smith just released his buzzed-about new track, “Whiskey On You,” and it’s destined to become his breakout hit.  Out…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 6, 2022


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Nate Smith; Photo by Matthew Berinato

Nate Smith just released his buzzed-about new track, “Whiskey On You,” and it’s destined to become his breakout hit. 

Out now, the song tells the familiar story of someone turning to alcohol to cope with a breakup. Finally, after too many wasted paychecks and too much time spent wallowing in self-pity, he decides it’s time to move on. Similar to the storyline of the Cole Swindell hit, “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” Smith declares he’s done wasting whiskey on his ex. 

Nate Smith - Whiskey On You
Nate Smith – Whiskey On You

“Ain’t gonna waste one more night missing, wanting you back/ No, I ain’t gonna cry another tear in this glass/ You didn’t waste any time finding somebody new/ So, I ain’t gonna waste another drop of whiskey on you/ No, I ain’t,” he sings on the chorus. 

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“Whiskey On You” is already a hit on social media. Smith previously teased the song and received an overwhelming response with over 70,000 fan-created videos shared before the song’s official release. 

“I’ve been so excited to release this song because it really feels like a summer anthem!” Smith shared in a statement. “I’ve recently gone through some personal stuff, and this song was an avenue for me to express what it feels like getting to the other side.”

The release of “Whiskey On You” follows the viral success of Nate Smith’s “I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven,” which has raked in nearly 30 million total on-demand streams to date. He recently released a new version of the song with his friend and labelmate, Tenille Townes.

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Prior to signing a record deal, Nate Smith faced an unthinkable tragedy when his hometown of Paradise, California burned down due to the devasting Camp Fire. His family was forced to relocate and Smith turned to music to cope with the loss.

Named a 2022 Artist To Watch by Country Now, Smith continues to make a name for himself with his radio-ready tunes and unmistakable vocals.

The release of “Whiskey On You” will undoubtedly take his career to new heights.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.