Florida Georgia Line vs. Jake Owen – Hottest Country Star of 2013, Round 1
Florida Georgia Line and Jake Owen are at similar points in their careers, in that after spending 2013 opening for superstar acts, both are ready to become headliners in 2014. It happened quickly for Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of FGL. They're selling out smaller venues after just four singles, including the multi-Platinum, genre-changing hit 'Cruise.'
Owen's career has been built more slowly, but the year brought what is arguably his most exciting release yet in 'Days of Gold,' from an album of the same name set to drop on Dec. 3. In addition, he has the No. 1 hit 'Anywhere With You' on his 2013 resume. Plus, it seems he's been on the tip of country fans' tongues the entire year. An adorable baby and a gruesome injury have kept Owen at the top of mind.
FGL have scored two No. 1 hits in 2013. 'Get Your Shine On' has gone Platinum, while 'Round Here' is close. The winner of this matchup will square off against either Keith Urban or Blake Shelton after this Round 1 poll closes on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per day until then.