The Showdown: George Strait vs. Kid Rock
Strait's new single, "Let It Go," defeated the latest from Brett Eldredge, taking just over two-thirds of the vote as fans turned out to vote for King George in droves. The laid-back song talks about the virtues of letting go of your troubles and taking it easy.
Kid Rock has ventured into country before, and he's back with a new single, "First Kiss," that's a turn in a surprisingly sweet and sentimental direction for the rough-and-ready Detroit rocker. The song features acoustic guitar and pedal steel, and reinforces that underneath the attitude and marketing beats the heart of a true songwriter. But will he be able to get past Strait, or will the country king leave him in the dust?
Listen to clips of both Strait and Kid Rock’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 George Strait, "Let It Go"
Listen to Kid Rock, "First Kiss"
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.