Bucky Covington chats with the crowd at his Hershey Park concert, May 2007; click here to enjoy a beautiful gallery of concert photos by our friend Pizzi. 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.
We'll start off a beautiful Sunday with some excellent chart news--Bucky's moved up a notch to #14 on the Mediabase Top 500 and weighted listings this morning. Way to go, Bucky! (Huge thanks to Buckyflowers for the very kind heads-up. )
On the Top 500, the song at #13 is one of those mature hits making its way down the charts--our next mission, of course, is to make sure "A Different World" gets that soon-to-be-open space. So--sing along with me--request Bucky at your favorite local and streaming country stations, and we'll enjoy watching his rise to the Top Ten together. (Here's a helpful tip--did you know that many stations' "Top X at X" ballots allow for weekend voting? If your local country station does a weekday survey, take a moment to visit their site today. You could be in for a pleasant surprise...)
Speaking of station sites and pleasant surprises, here's a cool feature at KRTY.com, who are sponsoring Bucky's concert tonight at the Rodeo Club in San Jose. Click that link, and you can print up your own great-looking ticket for the free listener-appreciation show right from the page. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. local time, Bucky, Rocky, Shaun, Hans and Don will take the stage about 9:00, and there are line dance lessons before the show. (If you're going, please ask the "Dancing Cowboy" about those "Bible and the Belt" moves-- his blog is here and he sounds like an instuctor with a great sense of humor. Have fun, y'all!)
As for yesterday's show, we're hoping for some new additions to Kat Country 103's photo album this week, so stay tuned. And of course, we'll be on the lookout for recaps and fan photos from the show--if you have memories to share, please drop a note in comments. We'd love to hear from you!
And here are the daily video chart links--vote for Bucky at CMT's Pure 12-Pack and at GAC's Top Twenty, and you'll help to keep your TV beautiful.
(Finally, a question for everyone--honestly, could we be any more proud of Bucky Covington? Number One on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown this week, moving toward a Top Ten single, a well-reviewed, steady-selling, #1-debuting album chock full of beautifully sung potential hits, a coveted new-artist evening acoustic spot at CMA Fest--the list goes on and on. What a year it's been! It is so very good to be us...)