Eric Church vs. Blake Shelton – Taste of Country Bowl 2013, Round 2
Blake Shelton's Round 1 win over Kenny Chesney was one of the closest matchups early in the inaugural Taste of Country Bowl, but the 'Sure Be Cool if You Did' singer ultimately took the win with over 63 percent of the vote. Comparatively, Eric Church and his Church Choir were on cruise control after staking an early lead against Jason Aldean. Will his fans be slow to vote after having the luxury of an easier contest?
The Taste of Country Bowl winner will be the ultimate pairing of fans and artist. Which of these two is worthy of moving on to a semi-finals matchup against either Brad Paisley or Carrie Underwood? Both Church and Shelton are at the top of the country music world. Like so many of these second round matchups, it's almost impossible to call one a favorite.
Vote for your favorite "team" as often as possible. Voting for all Round 2 matchups will end on Jan. 20 at 11:59PM ET. The winner of the 2013 Taste of Country Bowl will be the fanbase who works hardest to help their artist top the competition each week until the Feb. 4 trophy presentation.
Note: Voting has now ended. Check back Jan. 22 for Round 3!