Darius Rucker vs. Greg Bates – The Showdown
It was a close vote yesterday, but a call for votes on Darius Rucker's Facebook page sent 'True Believers' to a fifth and final round of Showdown voting. His new ballad beat Kenny Chesney's 'El Cerrito Place,' taking over 70 percent of the online and phone votes via Taste of Country Nights radio.
Rucker's hit will have to top one from feisty newcomer Greg Bates today. 'Did It for the Girl' is a Top 20 hit that seems sure to launch the Nashville native's country career. His catchy hook and every man story resonate deep with country music fans, but he'll need support from all of his followers to best Rucker and his new song.
Listen to clips of both Rucker's and Bates' 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 Darius Rucker, 'True Believers'
Listen to a Sample of Greg Bates, 'Did It for the Girl'
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.