The Showdown: Eric Church vs. Justin Timberlake
Nobody understands how to tap the power of underdogs united like Eric Church. The country superstar has just won another Showdown round with his latest single, "Mr. Misunderstood," but now he's facing a challenge from one of the biggest names in any genre of music.
"Mr. Misunderstood" is a song that appeals to all of the outsiders in the world, and with its tempo and mood changes, it's also one of the most musically interesting songs currently at country radio. It's bringing Church's fans out in droves to vote in the Showdown.
But not so fast ... Justin Timberlake, fresh off his incendiary performance with Chris Stapleton at the CMA Awards, has just released "Drink You Away" to country radio, and he'll be vying with Church today and over the weekend. Timberlake is rumored to be considering a full country project — will his fans support that by turning out to vote in the Showdown? Or will Church move on to yet another big win?
Listen to clips of both Church and Timberlake’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 Eric Church, “Mr. Misunderstood”
Listen to Justin Timberlake, ‘Drink You Away’
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.