Bucky Covington was interviewed by Alyssa Harvey of the Bowling Green Daily News about life, music and his upcoming performance at SKyPAC this Saturday night. Here's what he had to say about his early days as a musical artist:
The Rockingham, N.C., man’s career had humble beginnings. He did karaoke to the tunes of country singer George Strait in his bedroom. As a student in high school, he realized he liked to sing.
"I liked girls and dirt bikes. I did trumpet and French horn in high school," he said, laughing. "Chicks like guys with guitars."
He was listening to an album by Jeff Healey, who sings "Angel Eyes," and saw himself singing onstage with a guitar. Covington got so excited that he decided to teach himself to play it and other instruments.
"The next day I bought a guitar and a Peavey amp. I have the attention span of a squirrel," he said. "I get bored at the drop of a hat. I play drums, bass. My goal is to add the piano to it."
You can enjoy Bucky and his band (sans piano, for now) at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center Saturday night with guests Katie Armiger and Kyle Whitaker. Tickets are on sale now at SKyPAC's website, or get yours by phone at 270-904-1880. See you in 24 hours or less!