The Showdown: Jerrod Niemann vs. Bucky Covington
Jerrod Niemann's fans can't get enough of his latest single, "Blue Bandana." He's just won his fourth straight Showdown, and will compete today and Thursday for the Hall of Fame against a new challenge from Bucky Covington.
"Blue Bandana" is a great choice for a summer song, and it's just different enough that it's gotten Niemann's fans revved up to vote for it in droves over the past few Showdown rounds.
Covington's new song, "I Feel Ya," updates his approach from past releases with a contemporary production, but it's still the kind of song that he does best, an upbeat, sunny love song that just makes you feel good. Covington's fans have waited a long time for new music — will they turn out enough to get him to the next round, or is Niemann Hall of Fame bound?
Listen to clips of both Niemann and Covington’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 Jerrod Niemann, “Blue Bandana”
Listen to Bucky Covington, "I Feel Ya"
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.