The Showdown: Steven Tyler vs. Tyler Farr
The Aerosmith frontman's first foray into country music, "Love Is Your Name," is surprisingly organic, premised around a sprightly acoustic progression that takes it in a singer-songwriter direction that is quite different from anything else that's at country radio right now.
Farr's new single, "Withdrawals," is a bold single choice going into summer. The lyrics paint a dark portrait of the pain of lost love, and Farr reaches way into his upper range for a vocal delivery that's beyond what most of his contemporaries could hope to muster. Will it be enough to topple Tyler from the top spot, or will the rocker gone country move on to another Showdown?
Listen to clips of both Tyler and Farr’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Monday 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 Monday.
Listen to Steven Tyler, “Love Is Your Name”
Listen to Tyler Farr, “Withdrawals”
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.