Bucky Covington on stage May 10th at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville; visit Music City Update for a beautiful gallery of concert photos by Aaron Crisler. 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, 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. Photo by Aaron Crisler/ Music City Update.com
Bucky's video for "A Different World" will face a head-to-head challenge today on CMT's Power Picks, which begins at 12 noon ET; click here to go directly to the Power Picks main page. Bucky's matchup will happen near the beginning of the show, so at noon, hit the "Vote Now" button, keep that voting window open and get ready to mouse-click away! Results in comments later today... (Updated--hey, why not post the good news out front? "A Different World" won the matchup this afternoon, with 68% of the vote--kudos and thanks to everyone who gave Bucky a boost today!)
(Edited to add a link to Bucky's MySpace blog, where this week's question from Bucky to you has just been posted. If you're on his friends list, reply to his new blog post with your answer to be entered in a drawing for an autographed 8X10. And if you're not on his MySpace friends list, add him today! It's a fantastic way to keep up with Bucky's latest news via bulletins, blogs and more...)
Bucky's turn on The Daily Buzz is happening as I type--his funny interview was preceded by lots of snippets from the CD (and at at least one Daily Buzz camerawoman was caught grooving to "Bible and the Belt") Unfortunately, our local station only carried the first part of the show, so Bucky's actual performance is a mystery to me at this hour. If you're in the same boat, there's good news for us both; The Daily Buzz archives their musical performances at YouTube, so there's a good chance we'll be able to at least see a tiny online version of what we missed.
For those in Florida tonight, there's a don't-miss live performance in the works! Bucky, Rocky and the band hit Renegades in West Palm Beach this evening at 10:00 p.m. for a show sponsored by WIRK. After that, they'll head to California for a series of shows along the West Coast; check Bucky's official tour schedule to find out when he'll be appearing near you. Bucky's visit West is accompanied by a bit of nice press--here's a profile from today's Ontario, CA Daily Bulletin in which Bucky speaks of the joys of playing live--and the freedom of getting to do the songs he wants to sing...
Chartwise, things are looking pretty steady today--"A Different World" is sitting pretty at #16 on both the Top 500 and weighted Friday a.m. Mediabase charts. Keep requesting "A Different World" at your favorite local and streaming country stations, and feel free to show Bucky a little love on the CMT Pure 12-Pack and GAC Top Twenty ballots, too. (His video took the #2 spot on CMT's Top 20 Countdown this week--congratulations, Bucky!)
We'll close with a couple of TV teasers--GAC's Top Twenty Country Countdown (9 p.m. ET tonight) is very likely to have some footage from last week's WYCD Downtown Hoedown throughout tonight's show, and a Bucky Covington interview was definitely part of their coverage. And a note in comments hinted that Bucky and Mark Miller would be a part of this week's CMT Insider; so far, there's nothing on Bucky's "on CMT" page, but tuning in might not be a bad idea, just in case.
More later today!