It’s time for your third matchup on the ‘Country Music New Artist Bracket’. Voting ends for this matchup at 5:59 AM on Thursday, March 16th. Please vote and help us determine the XL Nation’s favorite new country artist. 

In the second matchup, we have Brett Eldredge vs. Chase Rice. The winner will go on to face the winner of Maren Morris vs. Canaan Smith in the second round.

You can find the updated bracket here:

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