Jerrod Niemann vs. Thompson Square – The Showdown
Jerrod Niemann squeaked out a win over three country superstars on Thursday. While Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church were busy performing 'The Only Way I Know' at the CMA Awards, fans of 'Only God Could Love You More' flooded the online and phone polls at Taste of Country Nights radio to push the ballad to a new day -- and a new challenger.
Thompson Square picked up the Vocal Duo of the Year Award at the 2012 CMAs last night. The couple is set to release a new album in 2013, and the first new song is a moving love song called 'If I Didn't Have You.' It's a battle of two hot country newcomers today, with the winner moving on to Monday.
Listen to clips of both Niemann's and Thompson Square's songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour online, so come back and vote often to be sure your artist wins. Hear the full versions of the songs tonight after 10PM on Taste of Country Nights. Help your favorite song win by placing additional votes at (888) 678-9995. Call as many times as you like! You can listen to the show online through any of the 41 radio stations that carry it. Voting will end tonight at 10:40PM CT.
Listen to a Sample of Jerrod Niemann, 'Only God Could Love You More'
Listen to a Sample of Thompson Square, 'If I Didn't Have You'
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, and as much as you want by calling (888) 678-9995. If a song wins five days 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.