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Darius Rucker vs. Maggie Rose – The Showdown

Darius Rucker, Maggie Rose
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Two new challengers face off today after Miranda Lambert‘s ‘Automatic’ proved to be, well, automatic. The song gets retired to the Showdown Hall of Fame after a fifth straight win. Darius Rucker and newcomer Maggie Rose are up next, both hoping their new singles can join Lambert’s. 

These two songs couldn’t be more different. Rucker’s ‘Miss You’ is a longing ballad, a huge vocal performance and an even bigger love song. Rose’s ‘Looking Back Now’ is a vengeful story of a woman whose emotions get the better of her — to the tune of two murders. There’s a lot of passion in this song matchup.

Listen to clips of both Rucker and Rose’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 Darius Rucker, ‘Miss You’

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Listen to a Sample of Maggie Rose, ‘Looking Back Now’

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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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