Kelly Clarkson vs. Toby Keith – The Showdown
He did it! After five straight wins — okay, blowout wins — Trace Adkins enters our Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame. He’s watching from the throne today as two new songs enter the battle ring. Kelly Clarkson‘s new country single, ‘Tie It Up,’ is hoping to rope Toby Keith‘s ‘Drinks After Work.’
With this song, Clarkson is making sure marriage is back in style before sheties it up this fall. Her loud, fun new pop-country single — her second contribution to country without being a crossover thus far — will have even the grumpiest country fan singing along. Keith’s ‘Drinks After Work,’ on the other hand, has a bit of retro flare, but the content that country music fans of all generations love.
The question at hand isn’t whether or not each song is good — the question is whose single is better? That’s why you’re voting today. Listen to clips of both Clarkson and Keith’s 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 Kelly Clarkson, ‘Tie It Up’
Listen to Toby Keith, ‘Drinks After Work’
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.