Joanna Smith vs. Kenny Chesney – The Showdown
Both of today’s Showdown competitors are no doubt thankful they don’t have to face Craig Campbell, who won for a fifth straight time on Monday, meaning his song ‘Outta My Head’ will be retired to the Hall of Fame. Today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights, fans of Kenny Chesney and Joanna Smith will be begin a quest to send their new singles on a path to enshrinement.
Smith’s new song is an aching ballad called ‘We Can’t Be Friends.’ Like Chesney does in his new song ‘El Cerrito Place,’ the singer hurts for a lover that might not be right for her. Chesney is literally searching for his lost love, who somehow slipped through his fingers and disappeared, perhaps forever.
Listen to clips of both Smith’s and Chesney’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour online, so come back and vote often to be sure your artist wins. Hear the full versions of the songs tonight after 10PM on Taste of Country Nights. Help your favorite song win by placing additional votes at (888) 678-9995. Call as many times as you like! You can listen to the show online through any of the 33 radio stations that carry it. Voting will end tonight at 10:40PM CT.
Listen to a Sample of Joanna Smith, ‘We Can’t Be Friends‘
Listen to a Sample of Kenny Chesney, ‘El Cerrito Place’
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, and as much as you want by calling (888) 678-9995. If a song wins five days 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.