Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sunday news: Us Magazine, State College memories and more...

Two requests for two great shots; Bucky Covington gazes out at the crowd in Verona, NY (top) and shares a laugh with Rocky Covington (scroll down) in these photos by the very kind Janie. You can enjoy more of her beautiful concert images here. Thanks, Janie! Bucky's debut CD is in stores now, and his music video is available for online viewing at and Yahoo Music. You can buy Bucky's album at Amazon, Best Buy , iTunes, WalMart Music 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.

Looking for some extra audio goodness today? Stop in at the Country Countdown USA site, where Bucky Covington and host Lon Helton are the smiling pair in the main photo. You'll find lots of fun audio clips from Bucky's guest hosting spot this weekend, available for download. Enjoy! (If you'd like to hear the whole show, check out the on-site station finder, or head over to Radiotime for a list of stations carrying Country Countdown USA.)

And while we're discussing media, here's a reminder about this weekend's CMT Insider--Bucky's visit with the talented young performers at Idol Camp was the subject of a truly endearing segment, and you can catch the list of rerun showtimes at

Bucky's Idol Camp gig was also a part of this week's print issue of US Magazine--look for him on page 10 of the August 20th edition, on newsstands now. The story is illustrated with a drop-dead adorable photo of some very delighted campers watching Bucky sing and perform. If you'd like a sneak peek at the story, click here for a gift from the very kind Buckyflowers, or head to the Bucky Truck Stop at Rawkhands, where Sunscreen and company have added lots of great updates you're going to love...

Last night's concert at the posh State Theatre in State College was a blast, by all accounts! There will probably be quite a few concert recaps by satisfied fans popping up online as the days roll on; a friend who was there reported that Bucky added Sawyer Brown's "Thank God for You" to the set, and it got a terrific reception. (Kathy at Team Covington mentioned this song as well, so it looks like future audiences have a new musical treat to look forward to.) Our friend also made a note of Rocky's charming turn as a cheerleader of sorts--the chants of "Bucky! Bucky!" leading up to the encore somehow got morphed into chants of "Rocky, Rocky!" along the way...

Yep, sounds like an awesome time was had by all! If you're in the Northeast, you've got a chance to catch Bucky, Don, Shaun, Rocky and Hans at the Bottle and Cork in Dewey Beach, Delaware tonight--this is a 21-and-over show, and tickets are available at Ticketmaster or at the door. Have fun! Bookmark the handy tour schedule at Bucky's official site, and you'll be ready to add some live Bucky Covington excitement to your late summer schedule, too.

Today's charts look a bit like yesterday's--"A Different World"is #6 on the Mediabase weighted and Top 500 rankings, with small negative numbers on both. We've been here before, y'all--we know what to do. Keep requesting "A Different World" at your favorite local and streaming country stations--even with the temporarily missing bullets, the wide open spaces a few spots upward are well worth aiming for! (Hey, the cost is clear, there's room at the top, and a phone call to your local country station is absolutely free...) And while we're in voting and requesting mode, a good word for Bucky's beautiful video is always in fashion at GAC's Top Twenty Country Countdown and CMT's Top Twenty Countdown.

We'll close for now with a link to an excellent profile of Bucky in the State College, PA Centre Daily; and if you're curious about what the folks at the UK-based Coquet-Shack site think of Bucky's pick for his next single, hop right over here and see...

More soon--have a great Sunday!


  1. Anonymous7:29 AM

    Bucky is in US magazine this issue 8/20 on page 10. I have scanned it and put it under Bucky's friends on BCO and at Rawkhands. Cute. I did not know how to leave a scan here , Winnie, but you are welcome to get the one I left at either place if you want it!! BF

  2. Thank you so much, Buckyflowers! That is a sweet shot--I added your link to today's revised post and linked to the Truck Stop at Rawkhands, too. Looks like they all had a good time!

  3. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Hey Winnie,
    I don't really post anywhere online but wanted to let you know we were at the State College concert Saturday night and it definitely was a blast. Bucky wants people to get their money's worth and you do AND MORE!! If you can see Bucky and the band in concert and not be on your feet your self-restraint is more than phenomenal. You leave the show feeling like you know him and love him! Can't wait to see him again!!!
    Tracey from OHIO

  4. Anonymous8:58 PM

    Wow, Bucky got on the line and talked to us.. He has not done that in a long time.!!! He said he was coming down with something.Hope he can overcome it. Jackie asked about coming to Rockingham...trying to work on it..he is adorable. He thanked us for listening in. I love him...A fan RockyBucky said this was her first time to listen to a conference call and Bucky came on and she is freaking out since she got to actually talk to him. Huge thank you to HILDI and her helpers for providing us with this access to Bucky's show and Bucky himself. BF

  5. Hello, Tracey and Buckyflowers!

    Tracey, it is so nice to see you--thanks for the State College memories. You must have had an awesome time out there! Everyone who was there has mentioned what a fantastic show Bucky and the band put on that night, and I sure can't wait to have that great live experience again. (Maybe I'll see you at a show soon? :) Take care and thanks!

    And Buckyflowers, how cool that Bucky was on the line last night! You and all the rest of the listeners must have been thrilled--and how sweet of Hildi to make it all happen. I was a bit under the weather (and my PC was doing its usual balking) so I went to bed very early yesterday--looks like the nightowls got a special treat! I am going to post your fun news out front--and I hope Bucky's feeling better soon, too. Thanks!

  6. Anonymous9:33 AM

    I missed the conference call on Saturday night, so I wanted to be sure to get in on this one, and WOW! I was so glad that THIS is the one I got to hear! What a special treat to have Bucky on the line afterward! And as always, a great time chatting with the Buckaneers. A great bunch of fans our Bucky has! ~moon

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  8. A truer word was never said--he is blessed with some wonderful supporters, for sure. :) Glad you got a chance to be on the line, Moon...that must have been one fun call!