Eli Young Band may not be far removed from their search for country stardom, but their fans took no pity on newcomer Jon Pardi. The Texas group’s new song ‘Say Goodnight’ topped ‘Missin” You Crazy’ to earn another spin on Taste of Country Nights radio and more votes from fans on Taste of Country.

The love ballad from the group’s ‘Life at Best’ album will face newcomer Chelsea Bain and her love ballad, ‘What if I.’ The singer employs strings and mandolin to compliment her pop-country voice. Bain is building a loyal following on Facebook and Twitter as she prepares her album ‘All-American Country Girl’ for release in 2013.

Listen to clips of both EYB’s and Chelsea Bain’s 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, and vote again by calling (888) 678-9995. You can listen to the show online right here on Lonestar 102.3. Voting will end tonight at 10:40PM CT.

Listen to a Sample of Eli Young Band, ‘Say Goodnight’

Listen to a Sample of Chelsea Bain, ‘What if I’



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. 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.