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Rascal Flatts, Aaron Lewis
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Rascal Flatts vs. Aaron Lewis – The Showdown

Rascal Flatts are on a roll. The group cracked a third-straight win yesterday and last night on Taste of Country Nights radio, leaving Mumford & Sons in a trail of country dust. Today, they'll face a new challenger in Staind frontman Aaron Lewis.

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Rascal Flatts Uncle Kracker
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Rascal Flatts vs. Uncle Kracker – The Showdown

Tuesday's Showdown came down to the final few phone calls on Taste of Country Nights radio, with country superstars Rascal Flatts' new song 'Changed' pulling ahead in the final few minutes to top Chris Janson's 'Better I Don't.' The two-night champion will sit on the sidelines today and watch Gary LeVox and company take on a new challenger today. 

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Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts
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Carrie Underwood vs. Rascal Flatts – The Showdown

She took down two country superstars early this week, so newcomer Hayden Panettiere was no match for Carrie Underwood and her new single 'Two Black Cadillacs.' Underwood's fans made quick work of 'Telescope,' winning with over 80 percent of the vote yesterday and last night on Taste of Country Nights radio. 

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Big and Rich, Lee Brice
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Big and Rich vs. Lee Brice – The Showdown

Big and Rich needed every last vote, literally, to top Kix Brooks's new song on the Showdown yesterday and last night on Taste of Country Nights radio. 'Party Like Cowboyz' won by just two votes, the smallest margin of victory ever. The duo will need those voters to return -- and to bring friends -- on Friday. 

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Chris Young, Jana Kramer
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Chris Young vs. Jana Kramer – The Showdown

Friday night's Taste of Country Showdown promised to be a battle of country music titans, but one didn't show up. Chris Young fans dominated supporters of the Band Perry, meaning his new single 'I Can Take It From There' is just one win away from retirement and enshrinement into the Showdown Hall of Fame.

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Chris Young, JT Hodges
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Chris Young vs. JT Hodges – The Showdown

Chris Young benefitted from a late push of votes on Taste of Country Nights radio last night. The singer's new single 'I Can Take It From There' topped 'Don't Rush,' the new Kelly Clarkson single which she performed with Vince Gill at the 2012 CMA Awards. That makes two wins in a row for Young's new love song. 

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Chris Young, Kelly Clarkson
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Chris Young vs. Kelly Clarkson – The Showdown

Chris Young built an early lead and never looked back yesterday in the Showdown, both online and on Taste of Country Nights radio. The country crooner's new song 'I Can Take It From There' is as smooth as any he's released in recent years, and fans couldn't help but come back for seconds from the deep-voiced 27-year-old.

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Jerrod Niemann, Hunter Hayes
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Jerrod Niemann vs. Hunter Hayes – The Showdown

With one more win, Jerrod Niemann will put his new song 'Only God Could Love You More' into the Showdown Hall of Fame. The ballad has topped singles by Thompson Square, Jason Aldean and Montgomery Gentry in recent days. Today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights radio, Niemann fans will have to out-duel fans of the 2012 CMA New Artist of the Year. 

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Jerrod Niemann, Thompson Square
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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. 

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Brantley Gilbert vs. Billy Ray Cyrus – The Showdown

Love and Theft charged early, but a late push by Brantley Gilbert on Facebook was enough to come from behind to put his new song 'More Than Miles' in the winner's circle for a second straight day. Few artists can count on fan support like Gilbert. Today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights radio, a country legend will be looking for a similar push from his fanbase. 

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Josh Turner, Tyler Farr
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Josh Turner vs. Tyler Farr – The Showdown

One more win for 'Find Me a Baby' by Josh Turner and the song will become the second in two weeks to make the Showdown Hall of Fame. The singer's fans easily took care of 'Better in a Black Dress' by Katie Armiger on Friday and Friday night on Taste of Country Nights radio, setting up a battle with a beautiful ballad by newcomer Tyler Farr for Monday. 

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Josh Turner, Steve Holy
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Josh Turner vs. Steve Holy – The Showdown

After thumping a country newcomer during yesterday's Showdown, Josh Turner's new single will face a challenger with a little more pedigree on Thursday and Thursday night on Taste of Country Nights radio. 'Find Me a Baby' was just too good for Jaida Dreyer fans to top on Wednesday. Now, the sweet new love song will take on Steve Holy's latest. 

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High Valley, Chris Young
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High Valley vs. Chris Young – The Showdown

The surprise Showdown song of the year has to be 'Love You for a Long Time' by Nashville newcomers High Valley. The brother trio hopes to make it five wins in a row today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights radio. That would mean the peppy love song gets retired to the Showdown Hall of Fame. 

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High Valley, Kix Brooks
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High Valley vs. Kix Brooks – The Showdown

High Valley fans are proving to be some of the most tenacious in country music. The trio's following has moved their new love song 'Love You for a Long Time' to a third straight round of Showdown voting. After topping hits from Little Big Town and Clay Walker, they'll be up against another modern legend on Thursday and Thursday night on Taste of Country Nights radio. 

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