Luke Combs didn't miss a plea from a fellow North Carolinian and Appalachian State University alum. A kindergarten teacher in Raleigh, N.C., tweeted at him for help with supplies for her students ahead of this school year, and the "Cold as You" singer obliged.

Kelly Kirk is a teacher at Wakefield Elementary school in Raleigh, and she took to Twitter to ask a few celebrities to help her out this year. The #CleartheList social media initiative finds teachers — especially those in underfunded schools — seeking outside support to purchase things they'll use to teach kids. Her wish list included art supplies, building materials, animal figurines and more.

"Cleared it for ya. Good luck to your students and GO APPS!" Combs wrote in response to her request.

Combs didn't actually finish his education at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., dropping out with one month remaining in his senior year. He remains tied to the school, however, and was even on track to perform in their football stadium before the pandemic canceled that idea in the summer of 2020.

He doesn't tweet often, and lately it's been about one-on-one fan experiences. On Saturday, for example, he recognized a fan whose father he shared a drink with during a concert.

After a few warmup dates, Combs' What You See Is What You Get Tour will begin in earnest on Sept. 10 in (coincidentally) Raleigh, N.C. "Cold as You" is his newest single from the What You See Is What You Get album. He's thought to be working on new music currently.

Top Country Songs of 2021, Ranked

You'll find much more than just the Top 10 Country Songs of 2021 on this list.

Our team has sourced fans to create 10 superlatives for this mid-year version of the year-end songs list. Best Country Tearjerker? Best Country Baby-Maker? Best Country Breakup Song of 2021? Keith Urban, Carly Pearce, Chris Bandi and more help make up this portion of the Top Country Songs list, while hitmakers like Thomas Rhett and Little Big Town lead the 10 best songs portion.

Did your favorite song of 2021 make this list? To be considered, the song must have been released in 2021 or have actively charted for a portion of the year (see "Wine, Beer, Whiskey"). New artists including Lainey Wilson, Breland and Triston Marez crack the Top 10. Let us know your favorite song of 2021 at Twitter or email, at

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