Kenny Chesney vs. Joel Crouse – The Showdown
Kenny Chesney staked his ‘Pirate Flag’ in the Showdown winners circle yesterday and last night on Taste of Country Nights radio. The singer’s new single squeaked by ‘Changed’ from Rascal Flatts, denying them a chance to win for a fifth straight day and keeping them out of the Showdown Hall of Fame. Today, Chesney’s song will take on country newcomer Joel Crouse.
Crouse comes to Nashville by way of Holland, Mass. He grew up in a small town and was introduced to the likes of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings by his grandfather. His debut single ‘If You Want Some’ is a modern country cut, produced by pop producer Jamie Houston. It’s a bit of an earworm that will need to attach itself to Crouse’s growing fan base and then some to top Chesney.
Listen to clips of both Chesney and Crouse’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. You can listen to the show online through any of the 41 radio stations that carry it. Voting will end tonight at 10:40PM CT.
Listen to a Sample of Kenny Chesney, ‘Pirate Flag’
Listen to a Sample of Joel Crouse, ‘If You Want Some’
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 again 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.