It’s time for your next matchup on the ‘Country Music New Artist Bracket’. Voting ends for this matchup at 5:59 AM on Friday, March 18th. Please vote and help us determine the XL Nation’s favorite new country artist. 

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

You can find the updated bracket here:

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