Pat Green is on a major winning streak with his latest single, "While I Was Away." He's just won his third straight Showdown, and now faces a challenge from Jennifer Nettles.

Green's new single is an emotionally powerful song that describes the conflict parents feel about having to spend time away from their kids so they can make a living and raise those kids. His loyal fans turned out to vote in droves, giving him more than 70 percent of the vote over Blake Shelton's latest.

Nettles has just released "Sugar," the first single from her forthcoming second solo album. The funky pop-country track is a fun and sassy song with a sing-along chorus that hooks listeners from the first — but will it be able to stand up to Green's proven winner? Taste of Country readers will decide that today and over the weekend.

Listen to clips of both Green and Nettles' songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Monday 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 Monday.

Listen to Pat Green, “While I Was Away”

Listen to Jennifer Nettles, “Sugar”

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.