The Showdown: Ronnie Dunn vs. Lindsay Ell
Ronnie Dunn is back in a big way with his new solo single, "Ain't No Trucks in Texas." The veteran country star just won a face-off against Brett Eldredge, and now faces a challenge from one of country's most promising up-and-coming talents, Lindsay Ell.
"Ain't No Trucks in Texas" is exactly the kind of song that Dunn does best. It's a big ballad that allows him to show off one of the best voices in country music, and fans responded to that by voting for him over Eldredge by a huge margin.
Ell's new single is "By the Way," an up-tempo song about shaking off a relationship gone wrong and moving on -- and letting the other person know it in no uncertain terms. The song is framed by banjo and mandolin, and also allows Ell to show off her exceptional guitar playing. It's a fun listen, and Ell has a loyal following -- but can she get past Dunn in the voting?
Listen to clips of both Dunn and Ell'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 Ronnie Dunn, “Ain’t No Trucks in Texas”
Listen to Lindsay Ell, “By the Way”
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.