Two country outlaws square off in this playoff matchup to find the top team in country music. Brantley Gilbert's BG Nation is up against Ran Fans this week. Can the 'More Than Miles' singer find the support he needs to move on to the quarterfinals? Or will Miranda Lambert's faithful followers once again prove why she's consistently named the top female vocalist in country music?

Success hasn't come easy for either of these stars. Both worked through personal and professional ups and downs to get to where they are today. As a result, both Gilbert and Lambert consistently release some of the most honest country music of the generation. At the end of the week, only one can move on. Who's it going to be?

Voting for all Round 1 matchups will end on Jan. 13 at 11:59PM ET. You may vote for either Team Brantley or Team Lambert once every hour. The winner of the 2013 Taste of Country Bowl will be the artist and fans who work together to top the competition each week until the Feb. 4 trophy presentation.