Thanks to Happydays for today's terrific photos from Bucky Covington's Fan Club party performance in Nashville. (Click all images to view full size.) To browse Bucky's concert schedule, click here.
Bucky Covington "had lunch" with a lot of us today, via the wonders of WSM's live stream from their Durango Acoustic Corner at Fan Fair Hall this morning. If you weren't able to tune in, never fear--the station keeps an archive of past audio programs, and the announcer reminded us all to check back soon. Bucky and Ducky Medlock performed "A Different World", "I'll Walk", "Drinking Side of Country" and "I Wanna Be That Feeling" to an overflow crowd, told a few fun stories, revealed the new release date for Bucky's second album (September 11th), and delighted all of us listening at work or at home. Thanks to WSM for letting us in on the fun...
Also letting us in on the Fan Club party fun are two of Bucky's very generous partygoers: our kind friend Happydays shared a link to her fab set of party shots at Photobucket with a sweet note to "snag all you want", and Shannon graciously tweeted links to two different albums on Facebook--enjoy this set featuring a few meet and greet extras, and this stellar group of concert images. Kudos and many thanks, y'all!
Bucky's next CMA Fest event takes place bright and early tomorrow morning, when he'll join Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and many more stars for the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge. The game starts at 9 am at Greer Stadium (534 Chestnut St. in Nashville)--hope you can be there.
Rocky Covington on stage at Whiskey Bent in Nashville; thanks again to the very kind Happydays for the photo.
He'll wrap up his CMA Fest adventure with a 1 pm performance at the GAC Living Country Stage as part of The Lodge, an interactive event sponsored by GAC and HGTV. Tickets for this one were given away during a May contest, but keep an eye on the GAC Facebook and Twitter for possible last-minute entries. After that, he'll sign autographs for ticket-holders at Booth 739 between 2 and 4 pm.
Last but definitely not least, join Bucky and his band at 5 pm at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Plaza ( Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Downtown Nashville) for a free, public show that's guaranteed to rock!
We'll top things off with a quick chart check--Bucky's new (and hot) summer single "I Wanna Be That Feeling" made its Billboard Hot Country Songs chart debut at #59 earlier this week, and it moved up a notch to #42 on this week's Music Row Country Breakout Chart. We'll keep on requesting it at our local country stations, keep on voting for his video at GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown and CMT Pure's Pure 12 Pack , and keep on watching it rise higher and higher...
Our talented blogger bud Fran at Buckytown USA will keep you posted with beautiful photos, excellent news and more this and every Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. We'll see you Monday evening...have a fantastic weekend, everyone!