The Showdown: Casey James vs. LoCash
"Fall Apart" is a big, emotional ballad from the former American Idol contestant, and could be a big risk going into summer, when uptempo party songs are the rule. But James delivers one of the best vocal performances of his career, and the risk could pay off with a single that has its own lane to drive in over the next few months at country radio.
LoCash are masters of the uptempo party anthem, and "I Love This Life" seems perfectly designed for their high-energy live shows. The song touches on some familiar themes of trucks, camo, country girls, small towns and old dirt roads, but does it in a way that's still unique and true to the duo's sound and vision. Will it be enough to get past James, or will he move on to yet another Showdown round?
Listen to clips of both James and LoCash’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Friday 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 Friday.
Listen to Casey James, "Fall Apart"
Listen to LoCash, "I Love This Life"
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.