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The Showdown: Cole Swindell vs. Tim McGraw

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It’s shaping up to be a battle between two of the most affecting ballads currently at country radio in the new Showdown, as Cole Swindell‘s winning “You Should Be Here” squares off against “Humble and Kind,” the brand-new single from Tim McGraw.

“You Should Be Here” is the lead single from Swindell’s forthcoming sophomore album, and it’s a turn in a much more serious direction for the singer-songwriter, paying emotional homage to the memory of his late father.

McGraw’s latest single from Damn Country Music is “Humble and Kind,” a powerful acoustic based ballad that soars into a string arrangement, delivering a strong message of always carrying your most important values with you, no matter where life takes you.

Two exceptional songs — but only one of them can move on to another round.

Listen to clips of both Swindell and McGraw’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Friday 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 Friday.

Listen to Cole Swindell, “You Should Be Here”

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Listen to Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”

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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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