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Lady Antebellum vs. Chris Janson – The Showdown

Charles Kelley Chris Janson
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Lady Antebellum‘s new song ‘Downtown’ took over 65 percent of yesterday’s Showdown vote, knocking Lonestar latest from the winner’s circle after three days. With a late surge of phone calls on Taste of Country Nights radio, the peppy new tune from the superstar trio cruised to a victory and a chance at a country newcomer and his rowdy, trouble-making single. 

Chris Janson had a record deal with BNA records in 2010, but he returns with his sound even more polished and defined on ‘Better I Don’t,’ a song that explains sometimes it’s best to stay quiet. The uptempo rocker will need support from all the Missouri-born singer’s fans to top Lady A. But bigger upsets have certainly happened.

Listen to clips of both Lady Antebellum’s and Janson’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 Lady Antebellum, ‘Downtown’

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Listen to a Sample of Chris Janson, ‘Better I Don’t’

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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 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.

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