The Showdown: Lauren Alaina vs. Cole Swindell
Alaina's "Next Boyfriend" is an infectiously fun country-pop hybrid that makes you want to sing along. Her fans have turned out to vote overwhelmingly for the song so far, but she's facing tough competition from Swindell, whose new single, "You Should Be Here," is a real change of pace for the young artist. Inspired by the death of Swindell's father, the uncharacteristically somber ballad hits hard with anyone who's lost someone close to them.
Listen to clips of both Alaina and Swindell’s 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 Lauren Alaina, “Next Boyfriend”
Listen to Cole Swindell, “You Should Be Here”
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.