ERIC CHURCH is on the cover of “Billboard” getting his second shot in the arm, and he’s thanking heaven above for it. Quote, “I view [the vaccine] as a God sent miracle. It’s clear to me that the only way to get back to normal is the vaccinations. You’ve got to get needles in arms.” That doesn’t mean he thinks you have to do it too. Quote, “If you believe you shouldn’t get the shot, I don’t have a problem with it. I’m a liberty guy, too. I get it . But I view this differently than most other things. We’ve never encountered this.” He sees the vaccine as healing us physically and mentally. Quote, “The hardest thing about COVID is that it takes away what you do. “[Those] things that unite us are music and sports. They’re the times when, whether you’re a Democrat or Republican or whatever, you throw your arm around the person next to you. We become one. We need that. I need that.”
Is there anything RILEY GREEN can’t do? Remember last year when he said his pandemic activities included building a gym in his barn, building a lean-to off the back of it . . . AND building a garage for his cars. So where does he go to top that? The kitchen. Quote, “Something else I’ve been doing is cooking a lot. I’ve always enjoyed cooking. [Being] home for a while, I’ve started looking up recipes. Maybe one day I can be domesticated and be the cooking husband or something.”
BRETT YOUNG was a college pitcher at Ole Miss, so he knows baseball talent when he sees it. Somebody asked him what country stars he’d pick for his own baseball team. First of all, he’d be the pitcher, with Chris Lane as his catcher. Chase Rice would be on first, Kelsea Ballerini on second, Scotty McCreery at short, and Ashley McBryde on third. The outfield is Shay Mooney, Carrie Underwood, and Michael Hobby from A Thousand Horses. Oh, and the pinch hitter would be Chris Young.
Do you need to brush-up on BRANTLEY GILBERT’s various tattoos? TheBoot.com is your hookup. They put together a list, along with photos that will give you an overall view.
Sebastian Stan to play Luke Skywalker in a new Star Wars series for Disney Plus called “Starkiller.”
Warner Bros. has announced two new Superman movies with Henry Cavill.
Meghan Markle says she and Harry are planning a home birth for baby number two, on the way.
Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things is said to be “currently dating” one of Jon Bon Jovi’s three sons, Jacob. She’s in the new “Godzilla versus Kong” movie.
If you buy a Roku device, be sure you go to the actual website to register it. Some folks just Googled it and ended up on a fake site and were bilked out of upwards of $250.
Blake Shelton is coming out with his own line of hard seltzers. Flavors include Classic Lemon, Ripe Strawberry, Southern Peach Tea and Crisp Lime.
Billy Dean is 59.
Emmylou Harris is 74.