Country music fans are the most passionate of any genre of music, but some artists have an even closer relationship with their fans than usual. Who has the most passionate fans in country music this year?
The 2016 ACM Awards are right around the corner, and you know what that means — it's time for Taste of Country readers and staff to square off and predict the winners in one of the biggest country competitions of the year.
The top female vocalist of the year will square off against the top male vocalist of the year in this fan-voted contest to decide country's top vocalist of either sex. After a record week of voting, Carrie Underwood will take on Blake Shelton.
During Round 2 of this fan-voted competition to decide country's top vocalist of 2016, no singer had more votes than Carrie Underwood. She'll need just as many during this semi-final pairing against Reba McEntire.
Two of country's biggest — literally — male vocalists will compete to decide who is the best of 2016. After two weeks of voting, only Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins remain on the mens side of this month-long competition to decide the overall best vocalist of the year.
Reba McEntire orchestrated a blowout in her Round 1 matchup for top vocalist in country music. The legend took over 90 percent of the vote against Mickey Guyton, setting up a Round 2 pairing against a female vocalist with an enormous voting fan base.