Sunday starts off in a lovely way with this great blog post and photo gallery from a generous concertgoer who shared her memories of yesterday's Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival show--looks like it was a stunningly pretty day for an outdoor gig, and the photos are absolutely beautiful. Major kudos to the photographer! (And as Kathy points out over at Team Covington today, Lisa/letusjudge of Buck Wild fame was at yesterday's event and will be sharing her images and memories, too. Lots to look forward to today!)
If you're looking forward to this evening's show at the Brandin' Iron Saloon in San Bernadino, CA, you've only got a few hours to go. Bucky, Rocky and the band take the stage at 8:30 Pacific tonight, and it's an all-ages affair--a perfect way to spend a pre-holiday Sunday evening. You can find all of Bucky's concert stops at the tour page on his official site; I'm thinkin' California is the place to be for the next few days...
Those of us who aren't lucky enough to enjoy Bucky performing live in the California sunshine this week can still see him on CMT Insider today at 10:30 a.m. ET, where he's featured talking about working with mentor/producer Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown on his chart-topping debut CD. CMT Insider will repeat at 2:00 a.m. late Sunday/early Monday, and 11:30 a.m. Monday morning (all times ET).
There's a bit of deja vu on the charts today for "A Different World"--yep, it's #16 on both the the Top 500 and weighted Mediabase charts as of the Sunday a.m. listings. However, there's a lot happening with several of the cuts on Bucky Covington this morning, if the YES.com real-time airplay monitoring is any indication--and it is. From a kind anon in comments:
It's been a very busy morning on YES with 3 songs getting LOTS of spins
"Bible and the Belt"
"A Different World"
Hmmmm. The Yes.com artist page is still showing all three being played even as I type this post; today's afternoon Mediabase charts should be quite interesting, indeed. Stay tuned! (And please request "A Different World" at your favorite local and streaming country stations--that always makes the charts a little more beautiful.)
On the video charts, we're still thinking that a triple #1 would be sweet--and if you caught Bucky's intro to his video on this week's GAC Top Twenty Country Countdown, I'll bet you (and Bucky) are inclined to agree. "The video needs to be #1!" Give Bucky a boost at the GAC Top Twenty voting page and at CMT's Pure 12-Pack countdown, too. (The latter has been having technical difficulties; I thought it was my old PC until several other voters reported the same problem. Keep trying!) The CMT Top 20 Countdown doesn't take viewer votes, of course, but you can watch Bucky's video at CMT.com or say hi to his CMT fans on his message board there while you're waiting for next week's show...
Finally, an important repeat request from yours truly--we're still hearing some reports of fans not finding Bucky's CD on their local retail shelves. If you're having trouble picking up a copy--or if you'd like to help those who are--please call your favorite local store (Walmart, Target, Circuit City, Best Buy, K-Mart 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 I'll pass the data on to someone who has volunteered to help fix the problem. Huge thanks to everyone who has written so far--it's appreciated!
More very soon...enjoy your beautiful Sunday!