It’s time for your second matchup on the ‘Country Music New Artist Bracket’. Voting ends for this matchup at 5:59 AM on Wednesday, March 15th. Please vote and help us determine the XL Nation’s favorite new country artist. 

In the second matchup, we have Kelsea Ballerini vs Cole Swindell. The winner will go on to face the Sam Hunt in the second round.

You can find the full bracket here:

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