Kellie Pickler vs. Joe Nichols – The Showdown
Kellie Pickler actually won two competitions last night, and both were very, very close. The 'Dancing With the Stars' champion topped Keith Urban's new single by the slimmest of Showdown margins. Her song 'Someone Somewhere Tonight' took 52 percent of the fan vote, meaning she'll move on to face a new competitor today and Thursday.
Joe Nichols has found a new record label home, which means new music is on the way from the man behind one of the smoothest voices in country music. 'Sunny and 75' is his first single. It's a mid-tempo, feel-good love song that his fans are embracing early. Pickler has momentum, so it will take a big effort for Nichols and his new track to move on to Friday's Showdown.
Listen to clips of both Pickler and Nichols' 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 Kellie Pickler, 'Someone Somewhere Tonight'
Listen to a Sample of the Joe Nichols, 'Sunny and 75'
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.