Miranda Lambert vs. Rascal Flatts – The Showdown
Miranda Lambert's new song took down Keith Urban's 'For You' last week, setting 'Over You' on a path toward Taste of Country Showdown mortality. Each week, we put two hit songs against each other and let readers decide which song is better. 'Over You' took just over 55 percent in a vote that ended Sunday night.
The emotional ballad is the third single from Lambert's 'Four the Record' album. It was one fans were especially anxious to hear on the radio since the record's release in November, and Lambert herself has admitted that it means a lot to her that people can relate to the story. She wrote it with her husband Blake Shelton and recorded it since he couldn't. It's his story of losing a brother at an early age, but he wanted her to cut it as there'd be no way he could play it live.
'Banjo' is the lead single from Rascal Flatts' upcoming album 'Changed,' set to hit stores on April 3. The uptempo country rocker pays homage to the must-have country instrument, but it's more about forgetting about life's stresses for awhile. The song is sure to be among the crowd-favorites during the band's summer tour.
Watch both videos, and decide which song you like better. You can only vote once, but you can certainly tilt the polls by telling your Miranda Lambert or Rascal Flatts-loving friends to hop online and place their votes, too. The polls will close March 18 at 11:59PM ET.
Watch the Miranda Lambert 'Over You' Video
Watch the Rascal Flatts 'Banjo' Video
Showdown Rules: The artist and song with the most votes wins, and winner goes on to face next week’s challenger. If an artist wins four weeks in a row, he or she will be retired into the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame to allow for new songs to compete.