Nice essay. I thoroughly enjoyed the Cat's Cradle show I caught in December, and hope I might get to hear a recording of the New York show. A soundboard recording of the May 28, 2010 Chilton tribute at the Cradle is circulating, and it has some wonderful moments with some of the same musicians, including Stamey and Easter, who participated in the "Third/Sister Lovers" shows.
yea im talkin about you ECURyan. you dont defend a stupid reporter who obviously doesnt know jack about a great country music singer.
For the person defending the reporter, i dont like you either. Bucky is a great country rock singer and he deserves more praise than being dissed. You suck and if you have nothing nice to say about bucky, dont post it. Just keep it in your scrawny peanut- sized brain ok?! And, for bucky, keep on rockin! You are way better than that reporter and everyone who loves country music knows that to. I own bucky's album and i think it is awesome!! but one thing he needs to work on is writing his own songs. I know if he tried, he could have a great song and maybe even a hit!! So, quit dissin and show some respect!
I cannot believe this reporter could say omething so cruel about a person as nice and charming as bucky! If the reporter that wrote this article is reading my comment, heres a little message for you: GVE HIM A CHANCE!! Hes probably more talented than you will ever be. The only reason reporters say bad things about famous people is because they are jealous!! Plus hes more cute than any reporter will ever be!
Bucky Covington's new single is totally awesome. Country music is so totally rocking because it tackles issues like magic Jesus and car accidents and stuff. I love Bucky's song about not walking. It is totally awesome. The other American Idol girl who sings about magic Jesus and people cheating on each other is totally awesome too. Keep rockin Bucky. You are totally awesome.
Congratulations to Bucky Covington and songwriters Brent Wilson and Lonnie Lee Fowler as "I'll Walk" reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart this morning.
These comments are ridiculous. I can't believe how worked up some get over a washed-up American Idol clown, local or not.
He's an opinion reporter commenting on a show at a state fair, not exactly a beacon for quality musicians to begin with, and you people want to rip him to shreds? So what if his opinion didn't jive with yours. Newsflash: it's not a hard news column. There are going to be opinions expressed and naturally, some bias is inherent.
Want a credible platform for your opinion? Become a writer and spend years developing your views. Otherwise, your just another schmohawk with internet and a keyboard.
And that's not to say that some of his points were inaccurate, either.
Completely biased review - obviously you were determined not to like him when you went in. It was a GREAT show - we loved every minute. The only mild complaint I would have is the music was so loud you couldn't hear his voice as well. He was very nice to my son after the show as well. You rock Bucky!
My apologies. It was dark in there. I regret the error.
But thanks for writing us up! And no worries, people have been confusing oboes for clarinets since caveman days. It rolls off my back like water off a baby seal.
Wrong. No clarinet. No guitar. There was, however, an oboe and ukulele.
Actually, Diver, I happen to know and am friends with several people in the music community and will support and push anything that appeals to my ears (it is my job, after all). As for the review, don't get your panties in a bunch. Grayson has written unflattering things about bands I happen to like before. It's just one person's opinion.
If I ever catch you in Catawba County NC I might have to get bailed out of jail. That was the worst review that I have ever read on any artist & definitely the most inaccurate. I was not a big Bucky Covington fan until I went to his show. His ability to do the cover songs that he does shows his diversity and his love of music. I like the fact that he does them without worrying about what people like you will think. I've been to see bigger artist than him on stage and they all have seemed fake & impersonal. Bucky is very real & personable. So what if he looks like a dork sometimes. We all can, but your article makes you look like an ASS!!
diver....yeah I was wrong about the myspace commercials. Someone posted a video link on his comments that was playing over his songs, so yeah, my mistake on that. However I still stand strong that bucky isn't original and is a product of a butt rock generation of commercialism. I know you're all about "I'll walk," but bucky didn't even write that song. Lonnie Fowler and Brent Wilson did...and even though TWO nashville songwriters wrote it, it still blows. Bucky is a paawn....gavel gavel, bang bang, this meeting is adjourned.....
Charlie, I guess as an ADMD, you have plenty of time to spend being entertained by reviews that bash real working people in the music field.
Steve Salevan told me to read this and the comments that followed it. Quite entertaining
boonie: "We've lost the heart and soul of music to MTV, CMT, VH1". I agree but what does that have to do with Bucky. His last single, I'll Walk, just made the Top 10 and was purely by radio play. No video was made and thus he was not on MTV, CMT or VH1.
Perhaps you need a new server, I hear no commericals on Bucky's myspace. It may take a second for all the videos on it to download. But, gee , thanks for telling us about his space.
Hope everyone that reads this goes there right now and listens to all of his songs:
I personally believe the review to be spot on, from a certain point of view. I mean I've never listened to 'ole Bucky, who according to his myspace page is from Nashville, and not NC (sellout). After reading the review I went to his myspace page, but couldn't even listen to his music without 30 seconds of commercials before the song started playing, which is what I'm getting at. Poor 'ole Bucky is a product of a mainstream music society that has taken a plunge towards hell....which I guess started with Robert Johnson (just kidding). Music in the past 15 years or so has become all about making money. We've lost the heart and soul of music to MTV, CMT, VH1, sellout stadiums and arenas, bad t-shirts, and f'n american f'n idol! Bring it back to the roots people. Don't let the "end all be all" mainstream media tell you who should be good and who shouldn't. You have all been brainwashed! Throw away your TV's, go to local shows, listen to indy radio stations, use the internet as your own research method to investigate and find things out for yourself! And in regards to Bucky, good job working the system.....I mean I guess it's worked out for you, but you're no willie, elvis, or ray, and you're definitely not british, so how about writing some of your own songs for a change, even if that means trading in your sellout status for a workers shirt and going back to the garage, because in my opinion that's better than selling my soul! And everyone else, don't get so mad at Grayson, he's just pointing out what music has come to these days......
WOW..I'm thinking that someone in your office got the "Real" juicy,up to date story & you got stuck with doing an article on Bucky.Must have made you mad to get stuck with a story about a country bumpkin that has made good in life on nothing but his talent.Sorry dude.Don't feel bad for ya.What you don't know is that you got the BEST story of them all & you just screwed it up.Many of the facts in your story are untruths.At least do your homework before attempting to cover a story.I can accept an opinon from anyone,but lies I can not accept.I feel bad for you that you felt the need to bash Bucky so badly.He is the most kind,sweet,gentle soul I have ever met.He has done so much for his fans that went against even what his managers wanted him to do because he cares.Get to know a guy before you lay down such things to print that hurts.I think you owe Bucky & his fans a BIG apology.
NOW THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL A REAL STORY FROM A REAL REPORTER....
BUCKY COVINGTON DELIVERS THIRD CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 SINGLE
Covington is one of only three male country artists since 2005 to have three consecutive Top 10 singles from debut album
Nashville, TN- With his latest single "I'll Walk" leaping into the Top 10 on the Mediabase country chart this week, Bucky Covington becomes one of only three male country artists since 2005 including Josh Gracin and Jason Aldean - to have three consecutive top 10 singles from his debut album. Covington's previous singles "A Different World" and "It's Good To Be Us" peaked at 5 and 9 respectively on the Mediabase country chart.
At the same time Covington's single "I'll Walk" is tearing up the country radio charts, it's also shaping up to be his most reactive single yet. Not only does it frequently receive a standing ovation in his live shows, but digital track sales for "I'll Walk" are up 58% over the last ten weeks while album sales are up more than 50% over the same period. Covington's self-titled debut album has scanned more than 370k units to date and has remained on the Nielsen SoundScan Country Top 75 chart week for 79 weeks since its release in April 2007.
Bucky Covington's self-titled debut CD opened at 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart in April 2007 with the biggest first week sales for any debut country artist that year. He wrapped 2007 as Country Aircheck's 1 New Artist based on the strength of his top 5 first single "A Different World" and his most recent hit, "It's Good To Be Us." In addition to competing on the fifth season of "American Idol," Bucky's national television appearances have included Live with Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America and Fox & Friends.
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