Kelly Clarkson's new song 'Tie It Up' slipped past the latest single from Toby Keith by the slimmest of Showdown margins. Barely one percentage point separted the two cuts, with Clarkson's new single surging ahead in the final hours. Today, she'll take on another of country music's toughest men. 

Aaron Lewis returns with a new track called 'Granddaddy's Gun.' It's a song about a piece of family heritage that taught the singer much more than how to hunt and how to scare away burglars. Sonically, these two competitors couldn't be more different, meaning they're sure to attract crowds of fans with very different viewpoints.

Listen to clips of both Clarkson and Lewis' 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 the Kelly Clarkson, 'Tie It Up'

Listen to a Sample of the Aaron Lewis, 'Granddaddy's Gun'

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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.