Once Gary Allan fans learned that their favorite artist had a song in the Showdown, it became clear they were not going to be bested. Even a superstar like Brad Paisley had bow to 'Pieces,' the latest from Allan's 'Set You Free' album. Today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights radio, Allan will face newcomer Maggie Rose

Rose returns to the radio with 'Better,' a sensitive ballad that tells the story of heartbroken sickness. The follow-up to 'I Ain't Your Mama' comes just weeks before Rose is set to release her debut album 'Cut to Impress' on March 26. She'll need every fan she can find to stop Allan, but bigger upsets have certainly taken place in Showdown history.

Listen to clips of both Allan and Rose's songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour online, so come back and vote often to be sure your artist wins. Hear the full versions of the songs tonight after 10PM on Taste of Country Nights. Help your favorite song win by placing additional votes at (888) 678-9995. You can listen to the show online through any of the 41 radio stations that carry it. Voting will end tonight at 10:40PM CT.

Listen to a Sample of Gary Allan, 'Pieces'

Listen to a Sample of Maggie Rose, 'Better'

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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, and again by calling (888) 678-9995. If a song wins five days 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.