The Showdown: Kane Brown vs. Maren Morris
Showdown by Showdown, Kane Brown is proving he's got a hot song on his hands — even against superstars like Carrie Underwood! The newcomer blew the star's latest single away with his debut song, "Used to Love You Sober," and he'll try to do the same in his fourth Showdown round, this time against a fellow newcomer.
Maren Morris' "My Church" is a classic, feel-good driving around song. Her 'church' is her car, and the preacher is whichever country singer is currently on the radio. Country fans will like "My Church" because it name-checks the legends — "When Hank brings the sermon / And Cash leads the choir / It gets my cold cold heart burning / Hotter than a ring of fire / When this wonderful world gets heavy and I need to find my escape / I just keep the wheels rolling, radio scrollin’ ’til my sins wash away" — showing that this girl knows where the genre came from. We liked it enough to give it our Critic's Pick seal of approval.
The Showdown is about the quality of the song, and Brown and Morris are presenting their best here. Who will you choose? Listen to clips of both Brown and Morris' songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends Wednesday 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 Wednesday.
Listen to Kane Brown, “Used to Love You Sober”
Listen to Maren Morris, "My Church"
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.