By request, Bucky Covington on the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville a few weeks ago; visit Music City Update for many beautiful galleries of Nashville event 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
Edited to add a TV heads-up from our friend the_mumbler in comments: "Just caught Bucky on CMT Insider...nice clip! It was about Mark Miller producing Bucky's debut CD, and how Mark came to know Bucky (the Gunnar story about him wanting Mark to help Bucky). It also was about how Mark knew every step that Bucky needs to take now because they both got their starts because of a TV show." CMT Insider will repeat at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, 2:00 a.m. late Sunday/early Monday, and 11:30 a.m. Monday morning (all times ET). Huge thanks to the_mumbler for sharing the news!
It's a typically quiet Saturday, but the volume will get certainly turned up tonight as Bucky and the band hit the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival in beautiful Zellwood, Florida. He'll take the stage at 5 p.m. ET; there's a conference call planned from the show, and we'll have details for you here later today. And there should be lots of fun recaps, photos and memories from last night's late show at Renegades in West Palm Beach--we'll keep an eye out for the latest and pass the links along as they come in...
In the meantime, Bucky's got a request for you! On last night's GAC Top Twenty Country Countdown, Bucky introduced his own video for "A Different World" with a smile and a reminder to head over to gactv.com, because "the video needs to be #1!" We couldn't agree more. Show Bucky some affection--once every 24 hours--at the GAC Top Twenty voting page and at CMT's Pure 12-Pack countdown, too. And feel free to call in some reinforcements--you can never have too many voting fingers, you know. (Marzy posted the good news about this week's video countdowns in comments--Bucky was #2 on CMT's Top 20, #4 on GAC's Top Twenty, and #1 on CMT's Pure 12 Pack. Lookin' good! Could a triple chart-topper be in the works in the next few weeks?)
It's a little quieter on the Mediabase scene, where "A Different World" is holding steady at sweet #16 on both the the Top 500 and weighted Saturday morning rankings. As always, request "A Different World" at your favorite local and streaming country stations, and together we can help the song ease its way into Top 10 territory...
And we'll wind down with a request for a little help for Bucky's CD, too. A few posts back, I wrote about the difficulties some of Bucky's fans were having when it comes to finding his CD at their local retailers--naturally, we all want everyone who'd like to buy Bucky Covington to be able to pick it up in their hometowns! A kind anonymous commenter gave a great suggestion: call your favorite local store (Walmart, Target, Circuit City, etc.) and ask them if they have Bucky's CD in stock. If they don't have it, please leave a comment here or email me (address in sidebar) with the store name and number, city and state, and we'll pass the info along to someone who can help get Bucky back on your local shelves.
Last but most certainly not least, pull over at the Bucky Truck Stop at Rawkhands, where Sunscreen's been busy updating and adding all sorts of fun and fabulous stuff for your enjoyment. (Get over there now, y'all!)
More later today, tech permitting. Enjoy your Saturday!