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Kenny Chesney vs. Brett Eldredge – The Showdown

Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldredge
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Kenny Chesney won his first Showdown on Tuesday, topping Joanna Smith‘s ‘We Can’t Be Friends’ by a two-to-one margin. His yearning new song ‘El Cerrito Place’ from the ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ album has struck a chord with fans, meaning he’ll face off against a new challenger today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights radio.

Brett Eldredge returns with ‘Don’t Ya,’ a peppy new love song that still showcases the young singer’s vocal chops. The Illinois-born country star will need full support from his fans to top a legend in Chesney, however. One could argue that both songs are among the best of each man’s career. Readers and listeners will be left to decide which is better.

Listen to clips of both Chesney’s and Eldredge’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 Kenny Chesney, ‘El Cerrito Place’

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Listen to a Sample of Brett Eldredge, ‘Don’t Ya’

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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, 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.

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