Obviously, we don't expect new artists to start cranking out classics as soon as they get their start in country music, but a good debut single will highlight an artist's strengths to give a positive introduction to the new voice. "Georgia Mud" displays charisma, personality, and strong interpretive abilities, while "Georgia Clay" just sounds like it's trying fit in. In the cases of these two artists, a good introduction "Georgia Clay" isn't, and "Gettin' Married" wasn't, but "Georgia Mud" is. Final verdict: I'll take Joanna's "Mud," but I'll pass on Josh's "Clay."
JOSH'S SCORE: 5
JOANNA'S SCORE: 7
(Scores are given on a scale of 1-to-10)