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Maddie and Tae vs. Brothers Osborne – The Showdown

Maddie and Tae, Brothers Osborne
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There’s absolutely no denying that ‘Girl in a Country Song’ is hot. Newcomers Maddie & Tae have used their edgy debut single to battle past several artists in the Taste of Country Showdown, most recently knocking Randy Houser out of the ring. Now, they face a new one from the Brothers Osborne.

‘Rum’ is light on the heart and easy on the ears, pairing a warm love with a cool drink on a hot summer day — ideal for the season. No, Brothers Osborne aren’t trying to make a statement about the state of country music in 2014, but perhaps you’re looking for something more carefree these days, compared to the grit from the ‘Girl in a Country Song’? That’s up to you to decide.

Listen to clips of both Maddie & Tae and Brothers Osborne’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 Maddie and Tae, ‘Girl in a Country Song’

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Listen to Brothers Osborne, ‘Rum’

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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. 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.

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