Bucky Covington's debut CD is in stores now, and his music video is available for online viewing at CMT.com and Yahoo Music. You can buy Bucky's album at Amazon, Best Buy , iTunes and Target, hear the full version of his single "A Different World" at CMT and GAC, preview his entire CD at Clear Channel Music, or enjoy samples of songs from the CD at Bucky's official MySpace. An autographed copy of Bucky Covington can be ordered while supplies last at his official site or via his official fan club.
Ahh, spring. It's the first half of May, flowers are blooming, love is definitely in the air, and those of us who spent last spring wishing for a Bucky Covington CD to enjoy have had our musical dreams come true, and then some. (We're not alone in our enjoyment, either--over 100,000 copies of Bucky Covington have been sold since its April 17th release. If the Hits Daily Double estimates are right, it should be #9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week.)
With that sweet vision of a solid, successful, well-reviewed CD made beautifully manifest, Bucky and his loyal supporters seem to have settled into a comfortable--but joyful--routine of sorts. For Bucky, the routine is a life spent mostly on the road in support of his fantastic album; for us, it's a routine of requesting his single on the radio, voting for his video on the CMT Pure 12-Pack and GAC Top Twenty countdowns (feel free to use those links again now), watching the Mediabase weighted and Top 500 charts (currently at #19), and for the geographically fortunate, cheering for him at live concerts all across the country.
Bucky and those fortunate fans will be busy the next few days; he'll be playing a winners-only show sponsored by Eagle 97.3/WGH in Norfolk, VA tonight, and tomorrow, Bucky and Sawyer Brown will rock the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville at a benefit for the Kids Cafe program of Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee. (You can find out more about the show at Bucky's official site, and be sure to check out Second Harvest's site to find out how you can help, whether you make it to the show or not...)
For both those who'll be part of the excitement over the next few nights and those of us who won't be hearing Bucky in concert for a long, long time, the routine--and the joy--go on. That wild and frantic pace of the release-week promo blitz has given way to a more mellow, predictable schedule, one that's given Bucky space to make some personal and musical dreams into beautiful reality. Chances are good that you've got some sweet springtime dreams of your own that you'd like to make come true; and it's fun to think of how those dreams and that voting/requesting/cheering routine just might intersect.
Bucky's spoken often of "the karma thing" (it even made it into his official bio), and now that the CD's out and about, we've got the pleasure of supporting a deserving artist's dream, and the pleasure of sharing that almost magical power that good country music has to soothe, to excite, to engage, to inspire. That's a whole lot of positive karma, y'all. (And you thought you were just picking up a phone to make a radio request!)
Bucky Covington's fans are absolutely some of the sweetest, most generous people I have ever met--and a true illustration of the "like attracts like" principle. So while you're clicking those now-familiar voting links and calling your local country station to request "A Different World", take a moment to consider your own dreams, too--and then "get out there and do it", as Bucky would say. You just might be in for a springtime you'll never forget.
More later--have a beautiful Wednesday!