Reba McEntire vs. Cassadee Pope: Country’s Top Vocalist of 2016?
Reba McEntire orchestrated a blowout in her Round 1 matchup for the top vocalist in country music, 2016 edition. The legend took over 90 percent of the vote against Mickey Guyton, setting up a Round 2 pairing against a female vocalist with an enormous voting fanbase.
Cassadee Pope's win over Jennifer Nettles was the closest and most contested Round 1 pairing. The former winner of The Voice took just over 52 percent of the vote against the soloist and "Unlove You" singer. She has the fans to match McEntire vote for vote, but they'll need to stay active all the way to the end on Sunday March 20 at 11:59PM ET.
Sixteen vocalists were chosen from country music's most active singers to decide who country's top vocalist of 2016 really is. Fans get a chance to vote during this Taste of Country contest. Round 1 began last week, and each of the four rounds will last one week before a final pairing that concludes on ACMs night (April 3).
The winner of this contest will face either Carrie Underwood or Martina McBride in the Women's Bracket finale. In the end, the top male and the top female will square off to decide country music's top vocalist. Vote once every hour until this poll closes. The voting will be watched closely and any voter that appears to be using nefarious methods to give an artist an advantage will have their votes removed.