Carrie Underwood vs. Hunter Hayes – The Showdown
Friday night's Showdown between Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town was the most voted on yet, with 'Blown Away' edging 'Pontoon' by 13 percentage points. That's two wins in a row for the title-track on Underwood's new album. The dark and stormy cut is clearing a path to the Showdown Hall of Fame, but future tourmate Hunter Hayes' 'Wanted' is threatening to contain her fury today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights.
Since its release, 'Wanted' has spent every week amongst the most downloaded songs in country music. The emotional love ballad finds the singer showing off a big voice to add to his skills as an instrumentalist. The track is the second single from Hayes' self-titled debut album, which was released in 2011.
Listen to clips of both Underwood and Hayes' songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour online, so come back and vote often to be sure your artist wins. Hear the full versions of the songs tonight after 10PM on Taste of Country Nights, and vote again by calling (888) 678-9995. You can listen to the show online through any of the 33 radio stations that carry it. Voting will end tonight at 10:40PM CT.
Listen to a Sample of Carrie Underwood, 'Blown Away'
Listen to a Sample of Hunter Hayes, 'Wanted'
Showdown Rules: The song with the most votes wins, and the winner goes on to face a new challenger in the next Showdown. Vote as much as once per hour. If a song wins five days in a row, it will be retired into the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame to allow for new songs to compete. Some songs will be considered for a second Showdown if voter turnout is healthy in a losing effort.