Bucky Covington performs at the Complete Country Show at the Greased Lightning® Daytime Stages at Riverfront Park on Thursday, June 7 in Downtown Nashville during the 2007 CMA Music Festival. 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. (Provided by Country Music Association. Photo: Teresa Montgomery/ CMA.)
Edited to add a link to the New! Discover Music page at Clear Channel, where Bucky's featured as a big-picture "listen on demand" choice. (The link goes to WGAR, but the Discover Music pages are available on just about any CC-owned station's site.) "Discover" Bucky there, and enjoy!
CMT's Power Picks head-to-head video matchups are a bit of a mystery so far this week--the link to the list of matchups has been plagued with tech troubles the past few days, so it's been hard to have advance notice of our opportunity to vote. The best bet? Tune in and log on at the CMT Power Picks voting page at 12 noon ET and keep an eye out for Bucky's smiling face. Chances are very good that he'll be facing a video challenge today or tomorrow, so be ready to mouse click "A Different World" to a welcome win...
Over at Mediabase, Bucky's single is experiencing some deja vu this morning--it's still #13 on the weighted chart and #14 (with a bullet) on the Top 500 . No, that bullet didn't make it back just yet on the weighted chart, but a close look at the listings reveals a seriously golden opportunity. With three mega-hits maturing and making their way down the charts, and two relatively newer songs also bullet-free this morning, there's never been a better time for us to regain that bullet and pounce. Seven (yes, seven) requests could make the difference. We are so close to Top Ten, and the coast is about as clear as can be. Y'all know the refrain by now! Request Bucky at your favorite local and streaming country stations, remember those local "Top X at X" and nationally syndicated country radio shows, and savor the sweet clear air of Top Ten territory.
And hey, why not give Bucky and his video some love on CMT's Top 20 Countdown, (vote once per week) GAC's Top Twenty Country Countdown (once daily) and CMT's Pure 12-Pack ballots while you're here?
WQDR in Raleigh is sponsoring Bucky's event tonight--the station doesn't stream, but it does have an audio vault and a photo gallery. (We'll check back for any new additions to either or both; right now, there's a small shot of Bucky with some of the station's crew in their CMA Fest photo wall.) Bucky, Rocky, Shaun, Don and Hans take the stage at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh for two shows; see the venue's site for more info. Friday, they'll rock Wild Bill's in Duluth, Georgia; tickets for this show are available now at Ticketmaster. Atlanta area fans, you're in for a treat! Bucky's summer concert schedule is packed and hotter than ever--check out the official tour page to see when he'll be heading your way.
Finally, a few repeat photo links that might have gotten lost in the shuffle the past few very busy days--BuckWild08's beautiful shots and video from Bucky's Daytime Stages show at CMA Fest are a must see. (Log into MySpace to view her photo gallery.) Happydays captured some sunlit images of CMA Fest in her just-posted Photobucket album that you're sure to love. Citronella had the pleasure of seeing Bucky's Philadelphia show last Saturday, and she shares her great Flickr photoset here. And there's always new and fun stuff happening at the Bucky Truck Stop at Rawkhands--if you haven't been there lately, stop in and enjoy!
We'll close with one last just-for-fun voting link to wrap things up: click here to vote for "A Different World" as the About.com Country Poll Battle song of the week.
More very soon!