Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A message from Hazel Smith...

CMT's Hazel Smith, legendary Nashville journalist and longtime Bucky Covington supporter, is home from her recent surgery at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She writes about her ongoing recovery--and the love and support of her family, her friends, and the country music community--in a letter today at CMT. Among her many gracious thank-yous was this note:

Right before I went to the hospital for my surgery, I was pleased to have Bucky Covington as a guest on Southern Fried Flicks. I remember telling Lyric Street's "man with ears" -- Doug Howard -- about Bucky, the small-town country boy from Rockingham, N.C., when he was a contestant on American Idol. In the middle of my week from hell in the hospital while trying to get my body to function normally again, I vaguely remember hearing that Bucky's album debuted at No. 1. I was tickled but honestly too sick to applaud. The kindness and generosity of Doug Howard and his wife Linda Edell Howard is too overwhelming for me to attempt to write. Trying to express my appreciation, not only do my eyes runneth over, so does my cup. Thanks, Doug and Linda.

I think we have a lot to thank Mrs. Smith for, too! If you'd like to send her a card or letter, you can write her c/o CMT, 330 Commerce St., Nashville, TN 37201. All the best to Mrs. Smith and her family, and a continued speedy recovery--Winnie


  1. Anonymous3:28 PM

    YEAH 4 BUCKY!!!!
    102k sold in 3 weeks.
    #38 on all genre
    #9 on country album chart
    Buckys DEBUT week beat out Miranda & Blake's first week sales!!! (and they are not new artists) way to go Bucky...

  2. Thanks for the info on Hazel!!! Hope you're having a good evening!