Thursday, August 09, 2012

Quick news: Bucky Covington and Kellie Pickler's "Hometown Country" in NC, Craig Morgan's Charity Ride 8/11, People Magazine's Hot Singles, and one sweet CD photo...

Bucky Covington, Shooter Jennings and Kellie Pickler celebrate the "Drinking Side of Country" in the "Dukes of Hazzard"-inspired music video for Bucky and Shooter's hit duet--download the song at iTunes now.  Bucky's new album, Good Guys, will be released on September 11th, and you can pre-order it at Amazon, at iTunes, at Bucky's official site or at the store.  Bucky and Kellie return to their home state of North Carolina this fall for a special event--see post for details.

Bucky Covington is one of the many celebrities joining Craig Morgan for Craig's 6th annual Charity Weekend to raise funds for Billy's Place, an organization that will benefit foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. Here's the scoop from The Country Site:

On Saturday, August 11, motocross stars Destry Abbott, Fred Andrews, Cowboy Kenny Bartram, Randy Hawkins, Kevin Windham, and country star Bucky Covington will take part in an exhibition and trail ride in Vanleer, Tennessee. Later that night, country music star Darryl Worley and HLN “Morning Express” host and “Brand New Day” singer Robin Meade along with the evening’s emcee, GAC host and TV personality Nan Kelley, will take the stage in concert with Morgan to support the Craig Morgan Charity Fund.

In 2011, Bucky tweeted this photo of himself with Craig Morgan at last year's Charity Weekend--nice shot!

Registration for the ride begins at 8 that morning, and it's happening at the Paul Allen Farm (1286 Bell Hollow Rd in Vanleer, TN). Tickets and details on all the weekend's events are available at, and if you're local, snag your tickets at all TriStar Bank locations in Dickson.  Hope you can be there!

Bucky shared this photo of the actual Good Guys CD (complete with sticker and shrink wrap) that we'll be enjoying on September 11th,  and we couldn't be more excited to see what we've been all looking forward to owning for a long, long time.  He also tweeted this rich bit of good news: "Thanks for picking Drinking Side of Country as one of your Hot Singles of the Week! Pick up a copy of the magazine today!"  Will do! Bucky and Shooter Jennings are blessed with a hot single and a hot viral video;  see it at,, or at YouTube. (Bucky notes in his Facebook that the video will make its GAC TV debut on Tuesday at 8:56 am Eastern--enjoy!)

We'll close with a link to this story in the Richmond County Daily Journal about a show that's guaranteed to be a big hit--Bucky and Kellie Pickler will be the stars of a special "Hometown Country" event at the Cole Auditorium in Hamlet, NC on Thursday October 25th and Friday, October 26th. A flyer (.pdf) about the show is available here, and tickets will go on sale beginning August 20th--see the venue's box office page for more information.

Be sure to vote for Bucky at GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown and CMT Pure's Pure 12 Pack, and request him at your local country station--we'll see you tomorrow!

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