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Country Music Star Luke Bryan Will Be College GameDay's Guest Picker In Athens

Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN's College GameDay

Saturday's clash between the Georgia Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers is being billed as the game of the year in college football, so it makes sense that ESPN is bringing in a big name to pick the game.

ESPN announced Thursday that country music star Luke Bryan will serve as the celebrity guest picker for its College GameDay pregame show.

Bryan has ties to both teams. He grew up in Leesburg, Georgia and spent some time living in Nashville, Tennessee as he pursued his music career.

However, he's already made his allegiance for this weekend's matchup very clear, tweeting a video of himself with a Georgia football jersey to announce that he would be joining the GameDay broadcast.

This will be Bryan's second appearance on the legendary college football pregame show. He was also the guest picker on Sept. 1, 2018, when GameDay broadcast from South Bend, Indiana prior to Notre Dame hosting Michigan.

Bryan's presence should only add to the atmosphere for Saturday's matchup between the Bulldogs and Volunteers, both of which are undefeated. As of Wednesday, tickets to the game had become the most expensive for any regular-season college football game in the history of the sport.