Every week in Country Music #CMchat’s #DigitalDuel we will be featuring songs for you to vote on. The songs might be related, might be different covers, or have no relation at all. Once they’re posted, it’s up to you – the fans – to spread the word and hash it out to win the #DigitalDuel. Simple enough?
Here’s your new challenge:
‘New Artist of the Year’ Battle
Brandy Clark “Crazy Women” – The only woman nominated for the category, Brandy Clark shows that this isn’t just a man’s game. She’s also the person that was nominated without a major label backing her latest release. 12 Stories was released independently and has just recently gone on to land her a major label deal. She just sent “Crazy Women,” a song previously released by LeAnn Rimes, to SiriusXM’s The Highway. Give her latest tune a listen and expect to hear more soon.
Brett Eldredge “Mean To Me” – One of country’s biggest heartthrobs, Brett Eldredge took full advantage of his sex appeal when releasing the “Mean To Me” video prior to awards voting. He’s been unstoppable at country radio lately with “Don’t Ya” and “Beat of the Music” reaching the top spot at radio. Here’s the steamy video for “Mean To Me.” Don’t forget to vote at the bottom of this article.
Cole Swindell “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” – Cole Swindell has made his way from merch man on Luke Bryan’s tour all the way up to a chart topper. His first two singles have gone to #1 on the charts and his latest single, “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” is on it’s way as well. Do you think Cole deserves ‘New Artist of the Year’? Vote below.
Kip Moore “Dirt Road” – With his first #1 back in 2011, it’s hard for me to put Kip Moore among the ‘New Artist’ nominees. He’s currently releasing singles off of his sophomore album and headlining a tour. He has one of the strongest fan bases among the nominees, so it won’t surprise me if they pull through for the win. If you think Kip deserves the title, vote below.
Thomas Rhett “Make Me Wanna” – The final nominee is yet another heartthrob in country music – Thomas Rhett. Unfortunately for the fans, this one is happily married. His debut CD flew off of the shelves with almost 200,000 copies sold. The disc has had two #1s and “Make Me Wanna” is working it’s way up the charts. Check out his new music video and be sure to vote below if you feel he deserves the title ‘New Artist of the Year.’
All five of the artists have proven to make a name for themselves in the country music industry. They’ve definitely earned the nominations, but only one can take home the trophy. Who will be crowned the winner in this battle? Vote for your pick in this week’s #DigitalDuel.
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