The Showdown: Lindsay Ell vs. Justin Moore
Lindsay Ell is proving she can go toe-to-toe with the guys in country music, winning another Showdown round by an impressive margin. But now she'll be facing an especially tough challenge from Justin Moore.
Ell's new single, "By the Way," is an uptempo and fun track that uses banjos and mandolins to frame a narrative about moving on from a breakup. The track also lets her show off her impressive guitar skills, and she just won her second straight Showdown, beating Dallas Smith by a two-to-one margin.
Moore has just released "You Look Like I Need a Drink," a clever twist on some of country music's most familiar themes. It's his first new single in 18 months, and the first taste we've had of a forthcoming new album. Will his fans turn out to vote and help him get past Ell?
Listen to clips of both Ell and Moore'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 Lindsay Ell, “By the Way”
Listen to Justin Moore, “You Look Like I Need a Drink”
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.