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Hank Williams, Jr. vs. Kacey Musgraves – The Showdown

Hank Williams Jr., Kacey Musgraves
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It’s been two easy wins for Hank Williams, Jr. and his fans. Earlier this week, ‘I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink’ whooped Little Big Town‘s ‘Sober,’ taking 81 percent of the vote. His faithful haven’t been shy in expressing their love of this Merle Haggard cover, featuring the man himself. Today and Thursday, the song will take on another with a group of passionate supporters.

Kacey Musgraves‘ ‘Follow Your Arrow’ is the signature song from her ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ album. The semi-controversial song makes a bold statement — listen to a clip below to hear the lyrics everyone is talking about. Does the newcomer with six CMA nominations have the support to top a legend? She’ll find out soon enough.

Listen to clips of both Williams, Jr.’s and Musgraves’ 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 a Sample of Hank Williams Jr, ‘I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink’

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Listen to a Sample of Kacey Musgraves, ‘Follow Your Arrow’

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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. 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.

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