Blake Shelton vs. Zac Brown Band – The Showdown
You now have a chance to decide the best new songs in country music every day! Starting July 2, the Taste of Country Showdown will run online and on the air daily. With the launch of Taste of Country Nights on Lonestar 102.3, you’ll get to hear even more of the hottest hits from the hottest artists in country music. Today’s challengers are Blake Shelton and his new song ‘Over’ against Zac Brown Band and their latest, ‘The Wind.’
Since releasing his new ‘Red River Blue’ album, Shelton has become the highest profile artist in country music, and he does it all with a signature small-town, sarcastic charm. ‘Over’ is a deep, painful ballad about losing a lover. It’s a testament to the newlywed’s talent that he can sing the song so convincingly. The song is on track to become his seventh straight No. 1 hit.
‘The Wind’ is the first single from Zac Brown Band’s forthcoming ‘Uncaged’ album. The group debuted the lightspeed country rocker at the CMT Music Awards last month, and it’s shot up the charts quickly since. It’s clear that with their third major label release, this group isn’t slowing down.
Listen to clips of both songs here, or catch the full versions tonight after 10PM CT on Taste of Country Nights. You can listen to the show online right here on Lonestar 102.3. Voting will end tonight at 10:40PM CT. And remember, you can cast your vote a second time by calling in to (888) 678-9995.
Listen to a Sample of Blake Shelton, ‘Over’
Listen to a Sample of Zac Brown Band, ‘The Wind’