The Showdown: The Cadillac Three vs. Kalie Shorr
The Cadillac Three are creating a big winning streak with their new single, despite the fact that it cuts against the grain of country music.
The edgy trio have just won another enormous victory with "Graffiti," which has as much in common with certain elements of grunge rock as it does with contemporary country music. They'll compete with a fiery young newcomer today and over the weekend in a brand-new challenge.
Kalie Shorr's impassioned new single is drawn directly from her own experience. The singer-songwriter is one of the leading lights of the #LetTheGirlsPlay movement, and she wrote "Fight Like a Girl" in response to last year's so-called "Saladgate" controversy, addressing the uphill struggle women have in country music. Shorr sings "I damn sure ain't no underdog" in the song, but she's a relatively new face to many listeners (but not Taste of Country readers -- we featured her in an in-depth interview last year). Will she be able to garner enough votes from her Song Suffragettes supporters to get past TC3?
Listen to clips of both TC3's and Shorr’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 the Cadillac Three, "Graffiti"
Listen to Kalie Shorr, “Fight Like a Girl”
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.