This article from CullmanTimes.com tells the story of a collision between Bucky Covington's tour bus and a truck on I-65 earlier today:
According to initial reports from the scene, the truck was involved in an accident with a tour bus carrying members of country music artist and former American Idol contestant Bucky Covington’s band. No one was injured on the tour bus according to witnesses on the scene.
According to a person on the scene identifying himself as the band’s bass player, Covington was on his way to Birmingham for a show at the Tin Roof tonight. He also stated Covington was uninjured and had already left for a radio interview in Birmingham.
The truck driver was transported to a local hospital, and a very kind Covington fan who lives nearby filled us in on some key details. She says that Bucky and Ducky Medlock were playing a "listen and win" lunchtime set for lucky radio listeners and were not on the bus at the time of the accident, that Rocky Covington is currently sporting a taped ankle, and that his lovely wife Terra is also suffering an injured ankle and has arrived at the Tin Roof with crutches. (Here's wishing everyone involved the speediest or recoveries!) We'll update as soon as more info crosses the wires.
In the meantime, the show is going on as scheduled--Bucky and Sean Rivers will entertain the crowd at the Tin Roof in Birmingham tonight (directions here) and this free, all ages evening of music might start a wee bit late (understandably), but if you're local, you ought to be there! Tomorrow night, Bucky and his band will play Flatland Rocks (1311 Lake Park Drive in Germantown, IL). Tickets are $12 in advance at Showclix, or $15 at the door. Back ASAP--huge thanks to our friend for the updates from home!
Edited to add the official word from Bucky Covington's Facebook:
Nashville, TN…(May 10, 2012)...Bucky Covington's tour bus was involved in an accident today on I-65 in Birmingham, AL while out for a run of tour dates. Covington had already been dropped off for an earlier appearance that day and was not onboard at the time of the accident. At this time, there appear to be no serious injuries in either vehicle, although a few passengers were taken to a nearby hospital for further examination.
Tonight's show and this weekend's dates in Germantown, Illinois (5/11) and Kenosha, Wisconsin (5/12) will go on as scheduled. One thing is for sure, Bucky will soon be in the market for a new tour bus so he can continue to entertain his fans on the road this summer and fall!
(Photo: Monarch Publicity)