Gary Allan fans voted early and never let up. The singer's new song 'It Ain't the Whiskey' took over 80 percent of the Showdown vote, blowing out 'Peace Sign' by Jo Dee Messina. It's a powerful song with an long-lasting message, and it will have to top a playful country jam from Krystal Keith to move on to the Hall of Fame. 

Two songs to earn the ToC Critic's Pick honor square off in this song battle. Keith's debut single is called 'Get Your Redneck On.' The mid-tempo, carefree cut is different from anything her famous father has ever released. The songstress emerges as a unique addition to country music's landscape.

Listen to clips of both Allan's and Keith'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 a Sample of Gary Allan, 'It Ain't the Whiskey'

Listen to a Sample of Krystal Keith, 'Get Your Redneck On'

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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.