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Maddie and Tae vs. Dan + Shay – The Showdown

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If there’s ever been an artist who fought for a Showdown win, it’s newcomers Maddie & Tae. They spent the last two days tweeting and urging friends and fans to push their debut single ‘Girl in a Country Song’ to the next round of this song battle — and it worked. By the slimmest of margins they topped Hunter Hayes and ‘Tattoo.’

It’s a long road to the Showdown Hall of Fame, and things will get trickier today and Thursday as the newcomers square off against friends and fellow country duo Dan + Shay. ‘Show You Off’ is back after falling to Brantley Gilbert‘s new song in May. This promises to be as close of a battle as you can get.

Listen to clips of both Maddie and Tae and Dan + Shay’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Friday 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 Friday.

Listen to Maddie and Tae, ‘Girl in a Country Song’

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Listen to Dan + Shay, ‘Show You Off’

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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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