(We'll be offline for most of the day due to some remodeling and construction here in the building. Please stop in again for our main information post this evening! Until then, here's a quick sweep of the news...)
Bucky Covington's not-quite-released new tune, "It's Good to Be Us", is still making its way up the charts ahead of schedule--it rose five spots overnight to land on the Mediabase weighted chart at #70 with a bullet, and it's now #77 on the Top 500. (Looks like we've got a hot one here, y'all.) Not only that, a friend reports that it's already among the top five requested songs at WKML! Their "Top 5 at 6" is a fun way to start your evening, and you can enjoy it via streaming audio; if you'd like to request Bucky there, send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you're listening over the air or online.
Bucky's new song may very well be on the airwaves at your local station, too! Yes.com is a great way of keeping up with who's playing Bucky and when, and of course, nothing beats turning on the radio and listening in. (Even today, how much fun is it to just be out driving or working when you hear the first chords of "A Different World" blasting from your speakers?) Now we've got two terrific Bucky Covington tunes to enjoy on the radio. If your station is among the ones playing "It's Good to Be Us", give them some positive feedback after you've heard it...
Bucky's a hot one on the live front, as well--the September Concert Roundup is now available (see previous post), and some of Bucky's upcoming shows are filling up fast. Congratulations to all who managed to snag a ticket to October's very popular Foothills Fall Festival in Maryville, Tennessee...the concerts are completely sold out! The next show for Bucky, Rocky, Hans, Shaun and Don sounds like a classic good time in the heartland:
Wednesday, 08/29/2007, 9:00 p.m
Hickory American Legion Fair
1 American Legion Ave
Newton, NC 28658
Ticket info: No information about a separate fee for the concert on the website; admission is as follows:
Children 6 and under: free
Youth 7-17: $5.00
Adults 18 and over: $7.00
(Advance sale discount details available at the Fair's information page.)
Directions: Google map
Other info: (Literal) fireworks after the show
Stop in at Bucky's official site and browse his tour schedule for a show near you--he'll be on the road well into the autumn...
Last, but definitely not least, autumn brings a very big event on the country music scene. From the kind folks at Music City Update:
Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush and Sara Evans will announce the final nominees in several categories for the 2007 CMA Awards live Thursday, Aug. 30, from the "Good Morning America" studios in the heart of New York City's Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The remaining categories will be announced live by Montgomery Gentry and Taylor Swift from the Sommet Center in Nashville on a special edition of CMT's "CMT Insider. The announcements on "Good Morning America" with Sugarland and Evans will take place in the 8:30 AM portion of the ABC news program (all time zones).
Broadcasting live from Nashville, CMT's Katie Cook and Lance Smith will present exclusive coverage of the remaining 2007 CMA Awards nominee announcements with Montgomery Gentry and Swift in a special half-hour edition of "CMT Insider," premiering Thursday, Aug. 30 (10:00 AM/ET; 9:00 AM/CT) on CMT.
The special will re-air on CMT immediately following the live broadcast at 10:30 AM/ET; and again at 1:00 PM/ET; and on Friday, Aug. 31 at 8:00 AM/ET and 1:30 PM/ET; and Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 AM/ET. Footage from the nomination special will also be available immediately following the telecast on CMT's broadband channel, CMT Loaded at CMT.com.
"The 41st Annual CMA Awards" will be broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on ABC.
Could something extremely exciting be on the horizon? Tune in and see! (And bookmark Music City Update to stay on top of the lastest Nashville events in words and gorgeous photos--click the banner below to browse the site.)
(Updated to link to a review of Bucky's new single at CountryUniverse.com--nope, they'll never be wild-eyed, screaming fans over there, but "It's Good to Be Us" gets a gratifying thumbs up, nonetheless. It's also the "Up and Coming Song of the Week" at NewCountryZone.com. Thanks, y'all!)
More this evening--have a wonderful Wednesday!