There's no shortage of bright young talent in country music in 2016! Our nominees for New Artist of the Year in the 2016 Taste of Country Music Awards have got the future of the genre assured, bringing in influences from all over the map.
It was a two video race for the No. 1 spot on the Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown. Trent Harmon and Home Free's fans battled for the top spot with the results not clear until the final minutes.
Trent Harmon can't wait for fans to hear the new music he's been working on. The most recent American Idol winner says he's written four or five songs for his debut album and one called "On Paper" is really special.
There's a reason Trent Harmon was the final winner of American Idol, the guy has the goods and the fans, they have voted Trent to his first win in the Bee Battle with a convincing win over Maren Morris. We had over 28,000 votes this week in the Bee Battle and Trent received over 90 percent of the votes.
It was a record setting vote total in this past week's Bee Battle. Chris Young fans tried to break the internet, as they cast 94,500 votes to clinch Chris' new song 'Sober Saturday Night' into the Bee Battle Hall of Fame. Chris Young 94,500 Trent Harmon 57,281 votes and 103 for other. That's 151,884 votes, our old record was over 60,000 votes in a week.
Trent Harmon has made easy work of the most recent Showdown round. He took nearly 80 percent of the vote, and will now go on to face a challenge from the legendary Steven Tyler today and over the weekend.
Chris Young is going for that all important fifth win to earn a spot into the Bee Battle Hall of Fame! Chris' fourth win came this week over Mickey Guyton. Chris Young's new song 'Sober Saturday Night' got 1,064 votes compared to 123 votes for 'Heartbreak Song' by Mickey Guyton.