WHISKEY RIFF MADNESS: ’90s Country Songs Final Four Voting Is OPEN

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And then there were four.

It’s March Madness, so this year for our annual Whiskey Riff Madness tournament we decided to take it back to the ’90s. We paired up 64 all-time great ’90s country songs and let you, the readers, vote for your favorites. And we’re down to the final four.

But before we get to voting, let’s take a look back at the Elite Eight matchups.

For the first time in Whiskey Riff Madness history, we were left with four matchups between the #1 and #2 seeds, and like it has for most of the tournament, #1 overall seed “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” pretty much dominated, even against a powerhouse like “Friends In Low Places.” Toby Keith got the most votes of the round, and with 75% of the vote easily moves on to the Final Four.

But not all of the matchups were blowouts.

“Dust On the Bottle” came out strong out of the gate, but ultimately, John Deere Green took a late lead and never looked back, moving the Joe Diffie classic on to the next round.

And the closest of the four matchups in the Elite Eight was the battle between “Neon Moon” by Brooks & Dunn and the George Strait hit “Carrying Your Love With Me.” In what turned out to be the closest matchup that a #1 seed has faced in the entire tournament, “Neon Moon” managed to survive by just a handful of votes.

Which means that for the first time in tournament history, the Final Four are all #1 seeds.

That’s right: We’ve got the heavy hitters doing battle, with “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” going up against “Neon Moon,” and “Chattahoochee” taking on “John Deere Green.”

All I’ve gotta say is I’m glad I don’t have to choose these winners.

You have until 11:59 PM CDT on Thursday, April 4 to get your votes in, and as always you can vote as many times as you want either down below or by clicking the link here.

If you have a favorite song you want to win, it’s probably a good idea to throw them a few extra votes – because we’re getting down to the wire.

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