Jake Owen was so close, but fell just short of the Country Whuppin' Hall of Fame. He ran into the new single from Kellie Pickler, which takes over today as the new champion.  Kellie will defend her title for the first time against Joe Nichols and his new release.

Champion - Kellie Pickler "Closer To Nowhere"

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Challenger - Joe Nichols "Yeah"

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