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The Showdown: Tara Thompson vs. Granger Smith

tara thompson someone to take your place, granger smith if the boot fits
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Tara Thompson has prevailed in her first-ever Showdown, and will face a new challenge from Granger Smith today and over the weekend.

The spitfire country newcomer posted a win with her debut single, “Someone To Take Your Place,” which is a sassy, feisty take on modern-day relationships. So far country fans are loving it, giving her a nearly 10 point win over the latest from Dan + Shay.

Smith is hot at country radio off the heels of his first mainstream country single, “Backroad Song,” hitting No. 1. His follow-up, “If the Boot Fits,” is a clever country love song that borrows from a fairytale romance, and he’s got the support of an enormous fan base that he’s built up over years and years of touring and indie releases. Will he take Thompson’s place as the Showdown champ, or will her fans pull it out for her again?

Listen to clips of both Thompson and Smith’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 Tara Thompson, “Someone To Take Your Place”

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Listen to Granger Smith, “If the Boot Fits”

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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.

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