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The Showdown: Charles Kelley vs. Cole Swindell

Charles Kelley Cole Swindell Song Battle
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Two new songs square off in today’s Showdown as “Think of You,” the new single from Chris Young, gets retired to the Showdown Hall of Fame. Charles Kelley and Cole Swindell both have new music on the radio. The two ballads are very different, and the two artists represent very different fan bases.

Kelley’s “The Driver” features Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay as supporting vocalists. Each take a verse during this song about the life of a country star. Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” is just as introspective. The ballad from his upcoming album is already nearing the Top 20 — fans are moved by his tribute to his late father.

Listen to clips of both Kelley’s and Swindell’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Wednesday at 8AM ET, so come back and vote often to be sure your artist wins. The winner of this matchup will face a new challenger on Wednesday.

Listen to Charles Kelley (Feat. Dierks Bentley, Eric Paslay), “The Driver”

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Listen to Cole Swindell, “You Should Be Here”

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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 online. If a song wins five Showdowns 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.

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