Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Luke Bryan vs. Scotty McCreery – Taste of Country Bowl 2013, Round 1

By Billy Dukes

Both have thick country drawls, both have winning smiles and both have fanbases that will run through walls to prove they’re the most dedicated in country music. This Round 1 matchup between Luke Bryan and Scotty McCreery is one that’s sure to leave the field torn up and the goalposts pulled down — figuratively, of course.

Bryan had a breakthrough year in 2012, with four Top 5 hits and a Platinum record that led to a CMA nomination. The Georgia-born singer seems on the cusp of becoming the next major headliner, and he’d be the first to admit he has his swelling fanbase to thank. Will his fans join him in battling the ‘American Idol’ winner?

They’ll have to come on strong, because McCreerians always answer the call when their favorite college student needs them. A Brad Paisley Tour, a Platinum and a Gold record are amongst McCreery’s accomplishments in the last 18 months. Will all that hardware (plus an ACM for Best New Artist) slow him down, or push him through to the week’s end in an effort to advance to round No. 2.?

Voting for all Round 1 matchups will end on Jan. 13 at 11:59PM ET. You may vote for either Team Luke or Team Scotty once every hour until then. The winner of the 2013 Taste of Country Bowl will be the artist and fans who work together to top the competition each week until the Feb. 4 trophy presentation.

Head over to Taste of Country to vote now!

85 comments:




  1. Yea,Scotty is ahead I hope it stays that way.You can vote every hour until January 13.boy I hope I don't forget to vote every hour.I hope we get him to the next round.This is going to take awhile.

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    1. I hope we can get more people back to this site. I know they left because Scotty is not out performing, but we need to get him to vote.

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    2. Why would fans of Scotty leave this group because he's not out performing? What's that got to do with it? Just wondering. There are several reasons why people choose to leave this or any site.

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  2. When I first saw this on idf I went in to vote and Scotty was WAY BEHIND Luke, however, when I checked in to vote again an hour later, Scotty was WAY AHEAD. I am guessing since the voting has just begun and it only takes a few votes to make a big difference, that we McCreerians will have to be faithful in our voting every hour as much as possible. Since I am retired and at home most of the day, I will certainly make the effort to vote every hour.....hopefully, there will be a lot of other McCreerians who can do this also. Just LOVE seeing our young man in the lead on these polls!!!! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

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    1. What is idf? I don't think we have that here in Puerto Rico unless it's something new.

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  3. Come on McCreerians! We know Scotty is NO.1 - Let's prove it to the non-believers, if there are any!!!

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  4. Us fanatical Scotty fans can do it!!! Vote, Vote, Vote!! Scotty is number one!! Always and forever! (Calif. fan)

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  5. Definitely will be voting as much as I can. I check out this site everyday even though things are quiet right now. Just don't want to miss one thing about our Scotty!!

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  6. PHILIPPINES VOTE FOR SCOTTY

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  7. Yes me too from the Philippines vote for Scotty McCreery

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  8. Just voted again...McCreerian forever!

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  9. Hello all you McCreerians I just voted, and so happy to see that Scotty is included in something once again. We have got to vote faithfully and have him win this thing. You McCreerians in the Philippines get in touch with the fans over there and tell them to vote for Scotty. Bless U Scotty. GRANDMA IN TX.

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  10. Ok so we can vote for the other artist in this poll . I voted for the ones i donto think will beat scotty like Miranda Lambert Jason Alden hunter Hayes . I don't think Taylor fans know yet . When you go to vote for scotty in the middle you can click to vote for the others on the graf .

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    1. Don't vote for anyone else EVER....My heart belongs to Scotty....

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    2. im voting for the others in the other brackets that cant beat scotty because he will face them and i want him to win .

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  11. I went over there to vote this afternoon, then just went there to vote again. We got to win this for our Scotty to show him how much we Care,love,Appreciate him. and that we all will be McCreerians forever. and To show him that we still Rock. Cause thats what we are WE McCreerians Rock. Right!!!!

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      This is a Fans of Scotty McCreery page just in case you didn't know that. Thanks.

      We do welcome new fans for Scotty, though. He's great! Listen to him and you'll be hooked!

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  13. If possible, those of us who are retired, at home working, home-mothers, etc let's try to vote EVERY HOUR for Scotty. McCreerians who are out and about, vote just as often as you can. Scotty deserves to win and we McCreerians have a reputation to uphold......We are FANATICAL.....We ROCK.......We WILL GO THROUGH WALLS to see that the world knows our STAR is NUMBER ONE!! ROCK ON MCCREERIANS!

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  14. Just voted again! I post it on twitter every hour so people don't forget lets keep this up for Scotty.

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  15. e Please remember to vote every hour for Scotty,lets try to get him up there he is at 67,he keeps going from 67 t0 68,lets try to get him to 70 if we can.I remember one time Scotty had such a big lead on Brantley Gilbert one time ,then overnight Brantley jumped something like 40 points.I couldn't believe that happened.So don't forget every hour to get the vote in ,twee tif you know how to others,only a few more days to go.We can do this.

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    1. Now he is at 60. Yesterday 67. How does that work?

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  16. Scotty went down two points,go vote we can't stop ti;; it/s over/\.I just read were Scotty will be performing at the paramount tTheater .I really don;t know were it is located in which state,It said Auroa ,anyone know.

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  17. Just saw this on CMT-Cody Alan. He talks about Scotty getting his teeth pulled.

    http://www.cmt.com/videos/cmt-news/870050/0-60-scotty-mccreery-goes-under-the-knife-1-9-13.jhtml?xrs=share_twitter

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  18. Scotty just went down 4 pts in the last 1 1/2 hours. We need to step it up....he is currently at 61.47 percent. Let's get him back to 68 percent. Vote!! Vote!! Vote!!! Come on McCreerians!

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  19. Luke is inching up on Scotty slowly,I don't know if were not voting ,or did he mustard up other artist fans to help him out

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  20. Taste of country up to their tricks again

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  21. So glad to see all Scotty fans here. We are great fans . Pass the word to vote every hour. WE CAN DO THIS AND MCCREERIANS WE WILL !!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. One thing McCreerians know how to do is vote for OUR Scotty!! We've just been chomping at the bit to have a chance in the new year..cause we love him this BIG!!
    By the way, loved your post (Jan.9th 9:57am)!

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    1. i bet the other artist fans are voting for luke because they dont want Scotty up against them . im voting every hour i set my tier.

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    2. Just like Scotty's fans want him to win/Luke's fans want him to win and THAT'S why we need to show our stuff and vote, vote, vote for Scotty let Luke's fans know who ROCKS!

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  23. I keep on voting ,and luke keeps on getting the points.I don't by this count at all.I know were all voting,he couldn't get the votes yesterday not even close,now he just keeps on moving up.If he catches up i'll fall off y chair.

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  24. Everytime voting is going on people criticize how the other may get ahead. Luke's fans vote as well as Scotty's!!!

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    1. Well then its only lukes fans because all the other fans of the other artist brackets are not voting so tell me does that make sense to you? This only happens when its Scotty so dont tell us his fans are voting just as Scottys. The other brackets havent changed . hunter is beating taylor by a mile and you know how her fans vote they are not voting .geez

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  25. It always seems you get some one that is not a fan of Scotty's checking out what going on.Common sense will tell you that Luke has a lot of other artist that are his friends that he hangs out with,and there fans support one another if there not competing against one another,This is a lot harder for Scotty and I think his fans arethe best no matter what the outcome. He's doing good ,so proud of him ,and his supporters

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    1. I think you are right. I know that I usually vote for Brad when he is up against anyone other than Scotty. I'm sure Luke has a TON of fans who vote for him because he is friends with their favorite artist. All we McCreerians can do is try to vote every hour to the end and hope we can overcome Luke's fanbase. This one is going to be a tough one!!! I think TOC knew this when they "pitted" these two artist against one another. I think they figured Luke was probably one of only a few artists who might stand a chance against Scotty. Let's go McCreerians and show TOC we still ROCK!!!!

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  26. Just keep voting and let the chips fall where they may. Scotty has a couple of years left, maybe three or four before he overcomes the downside of Idol. He will keep winning fans as he continues to be the upstanding, positive, wonderful person he is. Just keep voting.....

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  27. WILL DO.VOTE,VOTE,VOTE

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  28. I've been voting for Scotty multiple times, and will continue to do so! Did you guys know that Scotty's all recovered from his wisdom tooth removal? Read it on his Twitter page, and it makes me so happy!

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    1. YEP! Back to Bojangles!

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  29. Can someone, Donna if you are reading this, repost what was posted yesterday Jan 9 and today Jan 10? My pc shut down and dropped what was on there last night. ??

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  30. Hey McCreerians!! Keep voting!! Luke is sneeking up on Scotty in the votes!! Vote every hour! Once Scotty falls behind in the votes, it will be harder to get back ahead. He is ahead now, and lets keep it that way!!

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    1. Yes, we definitely can't let him fall behind and we can't take his lead for granted. We HAVE to vote every hour. c'mon McCreerians show our love!

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    2. Scotty is slipping way back. He's in the 50's now!

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  31. I just can't believe he is dropping with all the voting,and such a big lead.A thirty something lead and almost two days after the voting .Scotty's hasn't moved.Mostly all the others have stayed the same,it's all gun ho for this one.I guess after Luke walking away with all the awards this year,there doing all they can to make sure he wins this one.This voting every hour is a little to much.people work,go to school they have a lot of other things on there minds,I think people get tired of it ,and just stop voting.

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    1. 3:53 PM I think you're right. McCreerians are not out in full force like they used to be. This poll is proof.

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  32. Scotty is way out in front lets keep voting! Nice to see him up against someone who is so popular this year and Scotty is right now still a favorite!! If it turns out he doesn't snaffle it, we fans are sure being heard as to who we think is the country star of the day!

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  33. I think the other artist fans are voting for Luke because they know Scotty will beat them that's why you are seeing everyone else staying the same . It makes night sense that only Scotty that's is losing votes .

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  34. Hey McCreerians the best we can do for Scotty is each one of us vote evey hour faithfully, day in and day out. I have been doing just that and watching him drop points. He has a strong fan base and will win!!!! Keep up the good work one and all. Our guy is Number One!!!

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  35. Every hour voting? I don't work but I can't keep up...Go Scotty!

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  36. Still voting,and waiting for a surge like the other day when Scotty went up in a flash,if his big fan base would just all vote for two hours that should get him up there.I heard one time he had over 600,000 fans ,if only they would get out there,and vote.I won't give up till the end.win or loose we are doing great.Lukes has a lot of friends that are as thick as mud,espeially when there not against each other,plus the country fans really never supported Scotty because he came from idol.All of this says Scotty still has a huge fan base to be holding on to the lead.

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    1. I don't think all that many of Luke's fans are voting. He's in big leagues....triple plat. singles and beyond...He's huge right now. The heavy hitters always lose in these polls cause their fans don't have to help push em to the top, as they are already there. None of these TOC polls pair participants well. It's just a way for newcomers to receive fan support but TOC's deal is to get site hits. I think if they paired a little more reasonably results would be more meaningful. Sorry but I don't vote for these rinky dink polls anymore. Sales, touring and awards seem to tell the real story of how well the artist is supported among fans and industry. These polls, at best, just measure who has the most power voting fans which may be significant to some but I don't see much point in them. when it's primarilty TOC that gets the attention. And as far as who they promote, it seems like they go which ever way wind is blowing at the time.

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  37. Scotty is going to win this thing, because God almighty is with him. GO, SCOTTY GO. To God be the glory for the things that He is doing in Scotty's life. I am going to keep on voting for him. GRANDMA IN TX.

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  38. Don't forget to vote on every computer or ipad, or tablet, and use other friends to vote for Scotty, like we did last year when he won for the different awards. Get sister, mothers, grandmother, grandfathers, and others. let's go McCreerians, and VOTE,VOTE,VOTE.

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  39. I am voting every hour for Scotty. It was hard to remember to begin with, but then I got smart and set the kitchen stove timer. It goes off and I run for the computer, which I leave on. I pull up TOC and click....reset the timer and go about my day or evening until the timer goes off again! Scotty is climbing, did the other McCreerians figure out my secret??? Keep up the good work!!! No sacrifice is too great for our No. 1 Star!!!

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  40. Yep i set my timer every hour

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  41. Me too......on my cell phone. Always forgetting. Btw Luke is 40% :: Scotty is 59% ..........N

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  42. This has not moved since 2 this morning it was the same numbers I wonder why? Oh well I'm still voting but just was wondering. I got up during the night so I came in here and voted thats how much we love Scotty. That's our Man, right? ILYTB SCOTTY

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  43. It would not accept my votes,there pop up kept on saying we counted your vote.There was an hour,and a half,and a five hour distance from i.p.m until 5a.m,so i wrote a comment,explaining what had happened when I would try to vote now it's working again.I'm glad the error was corrected since then I removed the comment.At least four of my votes were lost,I someone else wrote she was having a problem with the same thing.For now it's good.

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    1. Thanks for sharing I was wondering why . We love Scotty so we will just keep on clicking HA!!!!

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  44. PleaIse don't get discouraged. With the % count, the more votes that are cast the longer it takes to see a change. That is good, as Scotty is ahead, so though it may not move up really fast, it won't move down really fast either. (Same with his opponent). At work today, I cast 2 votes every hour, as I took my laptop with me (I always do....to listen to Scotty) and used my work computer to vote every hour. I kept track of the movement. It began at 59.96 at 9:04 (Mountain time) and at 8:30 tonight it is at 60.43. During the day it went as low as 59.36.....The movement is slight, but each time Scotty's % goes up a point, the opponents will come down a point. SO.....we just want it to stay steady...or go up slightly and all will be fine. VOTE each hour all week-end....:)

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  45. Is any one else having a difficult time getting to vote? i always wait after an hour to vote ,and it still keeps saying we counted your vote.THis happened at least five ties yesterday,and now again.One time five hours between voting ,and they sat your vote was counted.My computer is new so I don't think thats the problem.I hope it's ok for everyone else,otherwise he loosing a lot of votes.

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  46. Hey Scotty fans Taste of Country 2012 Awards Carrie is up for 5 and needs some Scotty votes I know he would approve..she isn't up against Scotty

    http://tasteofcountry.com/2012...country-awards-vote/

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    1. Im voting for Scotty only not interested in her . Voting for scotty is a full time job im not taking my time away from him to vote for carrie let her fans vote for her im sure they dont vote for Scotty.

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  47. Today is the last day to vote on round 1 at TOC for Scotty. Get going everybody. Vote, vote, vote. Scotty has gone down some, so let's go vote.

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    1. Just voted a 1/2 hr ago. Waiting for my next chance. :)

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  48. I have been faithfully voting for our Scotty. The last 3 votes today had the following results: 60.96, 60.93 and 60.52. Every vote counts. I am also voting for Scotty on Musiqtone.com for the Countdown. Lets do all we can for our Scotty.

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  49. Let's all vote till 11:59 tonight,Luke is gaining some points.I myself would like to say it was awful how many times I tried to vote,and that pop up kept telling me they counted my vote.Some of the time difference was at least 5 hours,I waited till at least 1 hour ,and fifteen minutes to vote.I lost at least fifteen or more votes.If Luke catches up they could take there poll,and stuff it I wonder if Lukes votes were blocked.

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    1. 4:05 P.M. is so right about the voting. I have been keeping track of the times I voted and the usual time wait between votes averaged about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The really strange thing is that Scotty had 59.88% at 4:09 P.M. and my last vote at 5:28 P.M. was exactly the same 59.88%. But I am glad they are where they are right now because earlier in the day they were really going down. Staying the same is better than dropping. We only have about 6 more hours so I will keep my faith in Scotty. Sue

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  50. Could someone who knows how to do twitter, please go there and get it out that Scotty needs votes on TOC.

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  51. Yes,we did it he won ,Now we have to get ready for the new vote when it gets posted.I wonder who'll he'll be up against.So keep checking to see when they post it

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  52. They started the new poll,Lady A.,against Taylor Swift.So get ready,and watch for when they add Scotty.I wonder who he'll be up against this time.I hope we get the lead ,and stay there.

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    1. Taste of Country started round 2 with Lady Antebellum vs Taylor Swift. But by reading their information I got the impression Scotty won't be up for voting this week. They made it sound like in another week Scotty will be up against Brantley Gilbert. If anyone understands it please post it because I am very confused.

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  53. I think I figured it out. They just added Brad vs Carrie. Now I will be waiting for (Scotty vs Brantley). Next week whoever wins from Lady A vs Taylor will compete with whoever wins from Scotty vs Brantley.

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  54. THE VOTING WILL START TODAY ,THERE ADDING THEM ON EVERY HOUR.iT WILL END jAN14,THEN IT GOES ON TO ANOTHER ROUND UP.i HAVE A FEELING IT'S GOING TO BE eRIC cHURCH,FOR THIS ROUND.wILL SEE,SO KEEP ON CHECKING IT SHOULD BE ON THERE SOON.I 'am hoping it's Blake ,he's up against next.

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    1. The second round ends Jan20th and the winner of Carrie and Antebellum will be slated with the winner of Scotty and B. Gilbert! Scotty up against Brantley (Gee that guy has a hard name to remember) anyway it was the last poll against him where Brantley came from way behind over nite and won! Yikes! that was a shocker and seemed extremely fishy at the time. Hope there's better management of the system this time!

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  55. I'm sorry today is Jan14,I.m the dummy who put it ends then,sorry it starts today and ends Jan 20.I'm confused reading how they are running it I keep checking it out to see if it's there to vote on.Theres eight left,after that it should be four,they'll be paired then the final two,boy i'm going back over to check it out.

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  56. They will be adding Scotty today ,they just addeD Blake against Eric Church.Scotty will be up against Brantley GIlbert I was hoping it wouldn't be him I remember the over night surge ,when he beat Scotty at the end.This one is gonna be tough,so be ready It will probably be up there in the next hour.If you know how to tweet you'll have to get the word out there to all Scotty's fans,A lot of country are going to jump on the Brantley wagon.I could see the comments rolling in already going to get nasty..

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  57. Time to vote.It's posted on taste of country.you have to read the write up,let's win this one for ScottY

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  58. Okay everybody it's time to get really tough and get voting for Scotty the race is on. When the going gets tough, the tough get going so let the games began. Scotty all the way.

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  59. Okay McCreerians! We are all doing a great job right now with our Scotty. Everyone keep right on voting every hour.

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  60. Heyyyyy - BG is ahead of Scotty 65 to 35. Better vote vote vote

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