The Showdown: Hunter Hayes vs. Corey Smith
Hunter Hayes' fans have given him the win over Olivia Lane in the Showdown. The young star's devoted legions turned out in droves to vote for him, moving him along to another round in which he'll face a challenge from Corey Smith.
Hayes' latest single is "21," which is the first taste we've had of his upcoming third studio album. The song is a party anthem, but Hayes isn't some hard-drinking party animal; his idea of partying is more of the PG variety, which makes the feel-good singalong a fun song for all ages.
Smith's latest is "Feet Wet," which is a summer song with a little bit more depth. Musically the song features a rhythmic vocal performance from Smith that separates him from the pack. The two songs are pretty diverse, but only one will move on to another Showdown round.
Listen to clips of both Hayes and Smith'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 Hunter Hayes, "21"
Listen to Corey Smith, "Feet Wet"
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.