In the Hottest Female Country Star bracket, Taylor Swift has to be considered a favorite to win, but seven artists with very big and very loyal fanbases stand in her way. The 'Red' hitmaker's first competitor in the 2013 Hottest Country Star challenge is Sheryl Crow. Which singer do you think had a better year? 

Swift continues to release hit singles, sell out concerts domestically and internationally and earn prestigious award nominations. As for Crow, she released her first entirely country album in September. 'Feels Like Home' features the hit single 'Easy,' as well as the follow-up, 'Callin' Me When I'm Lonely.' Both have pushed the ladies' sounds in new directions, gaining new fans without sacrificing old ones.

If the famous pop-country singer's longtime fans get on board, Swifties will have their hands full. Vote once every day until this Round 1 poll closes on Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:59PM ET. The winner will move on to face either Carrie Underwood or the Band Perry.