Friday, August 03, 2012

Weekend preview: Bucky Covington at Camp Hope (news feature), a sweet offer from the Opry and more...

From Bucky Covington's own YouTube channel, here's a trip down memory lane--this fun footage was taken backstage on the occasion of Bucky's first Opry at the Ryman performance in 2009.  Bucky returns to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, August 4th--click here for info at, and here for Bucky's full concert schedule at his official site.

Bucky Covington and Help The Good Guys are featured in this excellent news story at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter.  The article covers the recent Camp Hope gathering in Columbia, TN, with quotes from the young campers and camp director Rebekah Lemley, R.N., and a word from Bucky (along with a terrific photo) near the end.

We'll wrap up the week with a few timely reminders:

Tonight:  Bucky and his band are set to rock the Boone County Fair at the Lick Creek Fairgrounds in Danville, WV--gates are open as of 4 pm, and Bucky will take the stage around 9pm. Admission is just $5--a great bargain for a hot night of music!

DVR alert:  Bucky's episode of CMT's Southern Fried Flicks airs tonight, August 3rd, at 11/10 Central, with a rerun on Saturday, August 4th at 7/6 Central.  Enjoy Bucky in the kitchen, a fun feature flick and delicious cooking and commentary by the legendary Hazel Smith.

Saturday:  Bucky returns to the Grand Ole Opry, where he'll perform during the 7:30 to 8:00 segment, and the 11:00 and 11:30 segment.  Last minute seats may still be available online--good luck! If you can't make it to Nashville, listen to the Opry live on WSM Online and enjoy the whole show.  (And if you are going, click here for a look at upcoming Opry events in August and a coupon for a free soda...yes, we're serious.  Enjoy that sweet soft drink--wish we could be there at the Opry to share it with you!)

By special request, another screenshot of the lovely Kellie Pickler from her cameo in the "Drinking Side of Country" video.  (We think she's pretty awesome, too.)  Thanks for writing!

Ongoing:  Bucky's new album Good Guys is slated for a September 11th release, but you can pre-order your copy now at Amazon and iTunes and at the store, where a Special IAFF Edition package is available.

Bucky and Shooter Jennings have a hot hit on their hands with "Drinking Side of Country"; catch the video at and, or at YouTube, where it's racked up over two million views.  And don't forget to vote for Bucky's singles on those video ballots!  Both "Drinking Side of Country" and "I Wanna Be That Feeling" are up for our votes at at CMT Pure's Pure 12 Pack, and "I Wanna Be That Feeling" is still a sweet summer favorite at GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown.

We'll turn it over to our good blogger buddy Fran at Buckytown USA--she'll have the latest updates on Bucky's news this and every Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. See you here again on Monday night--have a great weekend!

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