Granger Smith is moving on to another round of the Showdown after pulling out a victory over Mo Pitney. He'll now face a difficult challenge from Jon Pardi.

Smith's latest single is "Backroad Song," which marks his debut on Wheelhouse Records. It's a sharp piece of songwriting, and Smith has already built up a strong base of support independently, so he's got a built-in voting block.

Pardi's new song is "Head Over Boots," the first we've heard from his upcoming sophomore effort. He takes a slightly different direction here, with a swinging feel and a romantic-but-not-gushing lyric that's easy to like. But can he get past Smith?

Listen to clips of both Smith and Pardi’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 Granger Smith, “Backroad Song”

Listen to Jon Pardi, “Head Over Boots”

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.