WHISKEY RIFF MADNESS 2022: Country Albums 2010 – Present Championship Round is live

It all boils down to this.

In this year’s round Whiskey Riff Madness, we started by putting 64 of the best albums from 2010 to present, from across the country music spectrum, against each other. And then we let you the readers vote to see which would come out on top.

And now the final match is set.

Oh, and we got more votes in this last round than in the previous two rounds COMBINED.

In the Final Four, we had Eric Church’s 2011 album Chief go against fire water by Whiskey Myers. Chief had chosen his opponents quite easily and seemed to be a strong favorite to win everything before the Final Four.

But Whiskey Myers fans have absolutely DOMINATED the vote for the past two rounds. Mix that in with a little controversy coming from Eric Church fans after he rubbed people the wrong way for canceling a show to go to the NCAA Final Four, and Chief never really had much luck in this round.

It started off pretty close, but it didn’t take long for Whiskey Myers to pull away and come out on top, with fire water crushing Chief with 82% of the votes.

Then we had Purgatory of Tyler Childers taking on Zach Bryan DeAnn. We heard from many of you that you were having a hard time picking a winner for this match, and it was reflected in the voting. The main rocker failed a little the first two days, before Purgatory saw an increase in votes to hit Zach Bryan and DeAnn out of the championship round.

Here is the final match of Whiskey Riff Madness 2022:

Whiskey Myers’ fire water against Tyler Childers Purgatory.

We hate to do this to you, and many of you said you wouldn’t be able to pick a winner if this was the final game, but it all comes down to it.

So dig deep, have a drink and toss both albums for a while, and decide which one you want to see crowned Whiskey Riff Madness 2022 champion.

Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, and as always, you can vote as many times as you like.

All I have to say is I’m glad I don’t have to pick a winner between these two.

Toya J. Bell