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Joe Nichols vs. Hunter Hayes – The Showdown

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Joe Nichols‘ new song continues to be amongst the hottest Showdown songs of the year. ‘Yeah’ topped ‘Beachin” by Jake Owen over the weekend, setting up a song battle with one of the highlight performers from the 2014 Grammys. Hunter Hayes has released ‘Invisible’ after a stirring performance on Sunday night (Jan. 26). 

Hayes’ new song has an anti-bullying theme. ‘Invisible’ is a lyric anyone who has felt like an outcast can relate to, and the 22-year-old from Louisiana gives a pretty inspiring pep talk. He may need to fire his fans up to beat Nichols’ latest however, as it’s up to fans to decide which song moves on to a new round.

Listen to clips of both Nichols and Hayes’ songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Wednesday 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 Wednesday.

Listen to a Sample of Joe Nichols, ‘Yeah’

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Listen to a Sample of Hunter Hayes, ‘Invisible’

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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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