Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift took very different paths to get to Round 2 of the Taste of Country Hottest Star of 2013 competition. The 'Blown Away' singer's fans destroyed their Round 1 competition, while Swifties waited until the final days and hours to surge past Sheryl Crow's faithful, winning by two percentage points. 

However, that same strategy likely won't work against one of the most popular women in country music. Both are between albums, but both had little trouble selling out arenas nationwide in 2013. Any conversation about the hottest female star in country music begins with Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood -- the winner of this matchup could very well win the whole thing.

Fans have one week to vote. Decide who had a better 2013 and vote once a day until the poll closes at 11:59PM ET on Nov. 10, 2013. The winner will move on to the semi-final round against either Kellie Pickler or Danielle Bradbery.