If you’re a Luke Combs fan, you know he went to Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina . . . and that he still loves the place. Well, ESPN will be there tomorrow for “College Game Day” . . . so they asked if he’d like to be the Guest Picker.  He said yes, even though he’s performing in Green Bay, Wisconsin tonight AND tomorrow night. He announced it on Twitter:  “The logistics were very difficult, but we got it put together and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.  Boone, I’m going to be your guest picker this week.  Don’t even ask me who I’m picking, you know who I’m pickin’, baby.” It’s a huge game for Appalachian State because last week they upset the #6 team in the country, Texas A&M, so the spotlight’s on them.  Tomorrow’s opponent is Troy University . . . from Troy, Alabama.

Lainey Wilson joined the “Songs of ‘Yellowstone'” panel at AmericanaFest in Nashville the other day.  As you may know, she’s going to be on Season Five playing a character that is basically, herself. But on the panel she performed a few songs from the show, and made a big reveal.  Turns out her single, “Watermelon Moonshine”, will be featured in an episode.  She also performed an unplugged version of it.

Vince Gill’s “CMT Giants” airs tonight . . . and it’ll feature Chris Stapleton performing a cover of Vince’s 1994 hit “Whenever You Come Around”.  Chris also thanked Vince for inspiring and encouraging him in his career . . . even inviting him to songwriting sessions early on.

Parker McCollum spent three days hunting at Aught Six Ranch in southern Colorado this week, and took down a MASSIVE 12-point bull elk on his last day.  He posted a photo on Instagram and called it the “bull of a lifetime.”

Nick Jonas is 30.

Ian Harding is 36.  Ezra on “Pretty Little Liars”.

Sabrina Bryan is 38.  Cheetah Girls singer.  

Amy Poehle ris 51.   

Marc Anthony is 54.  The former Mr. Jennifer Lopez.

Molly Shannon is 58.  Sarah Jessica Parker’s friend Diane on HBO’s “Divorce”.  But to ME she’ll always be Mary Katherine Gallagher on “SNL

Jennifer Tilly is 64.  The killer doll Tiffany and herself in the “Chucky” movies.

Magician David Copperfield is 66.



Sometimes a new take on an old classic feels right.  Here’s Tim McGraw and a couple of musicians doing an unplugged version of Merle Haggard’s, “If We Make It Through December”. If you like Alan Jackson and whiskey, well, you’re a friend of mine.  But also, you should watch his daughter Mattie make a “Freight…


Should Kentucky rename a state park after the late, great Loretta Lynn?  Fans say yes, and so does her family.  They just posted a link on her website to a petition encouraging lawmakers to do it.  The park they have in mind is Paintsville Lake State Park, a few miles from Butcher Hollow, where…