The Showdown: Eric Church vs. the Cadillac Three
Congratulations to Steven Tyler, who has added the Showdown Hall of Fame to his long list of accolades by posting his fifth straight victory with his new single, "Red, White & You." We're starting fresh today and over the weekend with a brand-new challenge between Eric Church and the Cadillac Three.
Church's new single is "Record Year," the second we've heard from his most recent album, Mr. Misunderstood. The song is a bit more accessible than the title song from that project, and ought to score well with fans at country radio by name-checking a number of country legends, and by reminding listeners of all the times they have turned to their record collections to help get over heartache.
The Cadillac Three have taken the road less traveled at country radio with "Graffiti," a rockin' song about adolescent rebellion that owes as much musically to Seattle grunge rock and Neil Young as it does contemporary country music. It's a song that should especially appeal to younger listeners -- but will it be enough to give Church a run for his money?
Listen to clips of both Church and and the Cadillac Three’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 Eric Church, “Record Year”
Listen to the Cadillac Three, “Graffiti”
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.