After weeks of voting and deliberating Country Perspective can crown its inaugural and 2016 Worst Country Artist Tournament Champion. Our champion came in as a favorite and he lived up to the billing. He came, he saw and he conquered. You the readers overwhelmingly chose him as the worst. Your 2016 Worst Country Artist Tournament Champion…
The big championship finale between Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett that I thought for sure would be close wasn’t even a contest. It was an absolute bloodbath, as Hunt destroyed Rhett in voting, as he took in a whopping 70% of the vote. Keep in mind Rhett is the same artist that gave us both “Get Me Some of That” and “Crash and Burn.” And he only pulled in 30% of the vote. That’s just how bad Sam Hunt is in the minds of the voters. To think Hunt is only one album into his “country” career and already he’s overwhelmingly the worst according to you the voters. It’s shocking, but then I’ll go and listen to “Break Up in A Small Town.” A minute into this and the shock evaporates. Also reaffirms why we gave it the Worst Song of the Year award last year.
Of course a champion needs a song to be played out on. In the NCAA Basketball Tournament they use “One Shining Moment” to play out the champion. Here at Country Perspective we prefer a different song to toast the champion. So ladies and gentlemen here’s “Friends In Low Places”…….performed by Florida Georgia Line!
Play this nearly five-minute song as you toast Sam Hunt! Once again your 2016 Worst Country Artist Tournament Champion, Sam Hunt!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the tournament, through voting, commenting and sharing this with everybody. It was a big success and I was very happy with the voter turnout. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to bring it back next year!
Here’s the final bracket: