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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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Little Big Town, High Valley
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Little Big Town vs. High Valley – The Showdown

If the Showdown is any indicator of a hit in the making (and it usually is), then Little Big Town's 'Tornado' is well on its way to becoming another big song for the country quartet. After knocking off Uncle Kracker on Monday and Monday night on Taste of Country Nights radio, the single goes for its fourth straight win against a trio of country newcomers. 

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Little Big Town, Uncle Kracker
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Little Big Town vs. Uncle Kracker – The Showdown

Little Big Town's new song 'Tornado' has bested new singles from two of country music's biggest stars. Today, and tonight on Taste of Country Nights radio, the quartet's single will go up against a man best known for his success in the pop-rock world. Uncle Kracker will need his fans from both country and pop to support 'Nobody's Sad on a Saturday Night' if he wants a show at moving on to round No. 2. 

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Little Big Town, Faith Hill
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Little Big Town vs. Faith Hill – The Showdown

With a big push from followers on Facebook, Little Big Town toppled one-day champion Brad Paisley yesterday and last night on Taste of Country Nights radio. The quartet's new song 'Tornado' moves in position to take down another country music superstar in Faith Hill on Friday. 

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Brad Paisley, Zac Brown
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Brad Paisley vs. Zac Brown Band – The Showdown

Today's Showdown competitors will be glad to know they won't have to face Darius Rucker and his new song 'True Believers.' The hit was retired after winning five Showdowns in a row. This means he'll be placed in the Hall of Fame, along with a select group of country hits. It's two new competitors today and tonight Taste of Country Nights radio. 

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