The Showdown: Pat Green vs. Blake Shelton
"While I Was Away" is a powerful song about the regrets parents have when they have to spend time away from their children in order to earn a living to raise those children. It took 67 percent of the vote in a faceoff with Cassadee Pope's new single, "I Am Invincible."
Shelton's latest is "Gonna," which is a good-time song reminiscent of some of his other radio hits. The song portrays the singer as a single man looking for love, and features some interesting beat-boxing for a fun summer single. The contract between the two songs could not be sharper, but only one can move on to another round in the Showdown.
Listen to clips of both Green and Shelton'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 Pat Green, “While I Was Away”
Listen to Blake Shelton's "Gonna"
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.