Carrie Underwood vs. Little Big Town – The Showdown
There is a new Showdown champion! The voting went down to the final minutes last night on Taste of Country Nights radio, with Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' topping 'Over' by Blake Shelton. Early online voting proved to be critical to Underwood's success, as she was able to hold off rallying Shelton fans. The dark and stormy title-track from the normally sweet and innocent singer's new album will now face a song by one of Nashville's hottest foursomes.
'Pontoon' by Little Big Town is instantly memorable. Fans have been scooping it up on iTunes, while other artists have been showering praise on the group for their lazy groove and unique style on the new song. It's the lead single from the band's upcoming new album.
Listen to clips of both Underwood and Little Big Town’s songs and vote here. You can vote once every hour online, so come back and vote often to be sure your artist wins. Also, hear the full versions tonight after 10PM CT on Taste of Country Nights, and vote again by calling (888) 678-9995. You can listen to the show online through any of the 33 radio stations that carry it. Voting will end tonight at 10:40PM CT.
Listen to a Sample of Carrie Underwood, 'Blown Away'
Listen to a Sample of Little Big Town, 'Pontoon'
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. If a song wins five days 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.