The Showdown: Florida Georgia Line vs. Aaron Watson
Two new songs will battle for song supremacy in this Showdown. Kree Harrison's "This Old Thing" joins the Showdown Hall of Fame after a fifth straight win over the weekend. That means the song is retired and two new challengers will face off for the first time.
Florida Georgia Line's "H.O.L.Y." is one of the more celebrated new songs of 2016. The duo's first release from their third album marks a subtle change of direction and lives up to their promise of a more mature record. It's a love song that is quickly touching hearts.
Likewise, Aaron Watson's "Bluebonnets" is a touching ballad built around simple production. Watson sings of missing his grandfather in the first verse, before telling the true story of his baby daughter Julia, who died soon after birth. It's one of the more powerful songs you'll ever hear, and while not as celebrated as FGL, it's a deserving Showdown candidate.
Listen to clips of both FGL and Watson’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Wednesday 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 Wednesday.
Listen to Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Listen to Aaron Watson, “Bluebonnets”
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.