The first round is over and the field of beautiful Country Cuties has been cut in half. We're now down to the Elite 8 of the hottest women in country music. Do you agree with the field that is left?

Looking at the first round, most of the better seeded ladies won out. I was only a little surprised, but surprised nonetheless that Lauren Alaina beat Taylor Swift so soundly. And based on last years' results, Faith Hill's win over Jennifer Nettles was quite the surprise, as Nettles was a finalist in 2012. Starting next week, voting will begin to narrow down to our final four, and the matchups will be as follows:

Carrie Underwood vs. Lauren Alaina

Miranda Lambert vs. Kellie Pickler

Shawna Thompson vs. Kimberly Perry

Jana Kramer vs. Faith Hill

See the Brackets.