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The Showdown: Tara Thompson vs. Martina McBride

Rick Diamond / Frederick Breedon, Getty Images
Rick Diamond / Frederick Breedon, Getty Images

Newcomer Tara Thompson‘s debut single “Someone To Take Your Place” may be a big old hit if it can continue to attract the kind of support it had on the ToC Showdown last weekend. The feisty country song knocked Granger Smith out of the challenger’s circle.

Today and Tuesday she’ll take on a legend. Martina McBride‘s first single from her upcoming Reckless album is the title-track. It’s her first single in four years, and the first on her upcoming Nash Icon partnership. You’ll struggle to find a more personal song, but fans will need to connect deeply to it as well if she’s to knock Thompson out.

Listen to clips of both Thompson’s and McBride’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on 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 Tara Thompson, “Someone To Take Your Place”

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Listen to Martina McBride, “Reckless”

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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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