Craig Morgan vs. Dan + Shay – The Showdown
Craig Morgan and his fans came from behind to edge out George Strait‘s new song earlier this week. ‘Wake Up Lovin’ You,’ a ballad from Morgan’s new ‘The Journey (Livin’ Hits)’ album, took 57 percent of the vote to move on to a new round of the Showdown against country newcomers Dan + Shay.
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are two musicians who met while working with other bands in Nashville. They quickly put their ideas and harmonies together to craft a debut single that’s catching fire on radio. ’19 You + Me’ was a record setter its first week of release. They’re new and not as well-known as their competition, so the duo will need full fan participation to move forward.
Listen to clips of both Morgan’s and Dan + Shay’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 a Sample of Craig Morgan, ‘Wake Up Lovin’ You’
Listen to a Sample of Dan + Shay, ’19 You + Me’
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.