The Showdown: Craig Morgan vs. Chris Janson
Craig Morgan has won his way to another Showdown round with his latest single, but now he's facing a challenge from one of the fastest-rising artists in country music today.
"When I'm Gone" is the lead single from Morgan's forthcoming studio album, marking the first time he's worked with Nashville super-producer Byron Gallimore. The track is a mix of old and new, blending modern production elements with banjos to create a new sound for Morgan that edged out the debut solo single from Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley.
Chris Janson made a huge splash with his last single, "Buy Me a Boat," and he's just released his new song, "Power of Positive Drinkin'." The second taste of his upcoming debut album is a classic country drinking song, but re-slanted for the modern age, and it gives his fans plenty to vote for — but will it be enough to get past an established act like Morgan?
Listen to clips of both Morgan and Janson's songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Monday 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 Monday.
Listen to Craig Morgan, "When I'm Gone"
Listen to Chris Janson, “The Power of Positive Drinkin’”
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.