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Re: “Live: Five things learned watching Bucky Covington

Press Release: THIRD CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 SINGLE 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.

Posted by Sonya on 10/27/2008 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Live: Five things learned watching Bucky Covington

Hahaha, using my e-mail addy to your comment. You have a purpose in that Haven Hamilton?

Posted by Sonya on 10/25/2008 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Live: Five things learned watching Bucky Covington

Hate all you want on Bucky Rockingham, but you gotta admit the boy's no studio redneck. I know for a fact that he loves doing hickrat stuff with his friends. He didn't forget where he came from - son never left!! He's still out there, doing stuff, looking after things. So what, he's stacked some paper and got his, you think that's gonna change a true blue 'country boy'? If it was supposed to, I think Buck must've made some mistakes along the way. His music's unforgivable and watered-down, but hey, that's what Bucky is. How is a hick kid from Buckington, NC supposed to hear halfway-'authentic' country music? Folks aren't exactly struttin' around in Stetson's and Nudie suits in those sticks. I know, I've seen 'em - they don't wear those out, even if they're supposed to dress up.

Posted by Sonya on 10/24/2008 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Live: Five things learned watching Bucky Covington

P.S. Would it make you feel better to know the reason the show started a little late was the fact that three special people had not arrived yet and he was gracious enought to wait on them? Or, does it make you more aggravated that he inconvenienced you who later may have been complaining about how short the show was? You choose the reason that best satisfies you.

Posted by Sonya on 10/23/2008 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Live: Five things learned watching Bucky Covington

Mr. Currin I absolutely can not believe what I just read. I have to agree with the majority of the responses to your biased opinion of the show at the NC State Fair. Bucky Covington was the average "Joe the Plumber" of the world until one day he and his brother decided to test their talent against thousands of other participants for a spot on FOX reality show "American Idol". I do not believe that either of them ever expected in a million years to even be a finalist. Bucky beat the odds and off to California he went. I have heard him in many interviews state that he never expected to go as far as he did. Bucky, Rocky and the band have the right to live the american dream just like you and I, and they are living theres. Are you living yours? Are you jealous that they have come from a small town in North Carolina and have actually become "Country Stars". They have not forgotten what it was like going to work in their father's body shop 5+ days a week. I promise you it would not be beneath them to return to blue collar labor should their singing career end, but I do not see that happening in the near future. They have a better fan base than you will ever see in your journalism career, writing crap reviews like this. Let me tell you about the dedication of their fans. I personally live in town smaller than Rockingham. Bucky offered to his fans to submit their stories of hardship to win a pair of his boots autographed for his "I'll Walk" blog contest. When he posted the announcement that the winner was Edith from Star, NC. I was like WOW! That's close. It is my hometown as well. I watched for her to post a comment to Bucky's site and I contacted her. I did not know her situation, but saw where she had posted that she wished she could come see the show. I had an extra ticket to the show and I invited Miss Edith to come with me. We determined that her wheelchair was compact enough to fit in my car and off to Raleigh we went. Mr. Currin, this was a total stranger to me up until one hour before we left for Raleigh. She cried as she told me I was her angel that came from Heaven that morning. Devoted Fans! Bucky had an angel the night he was voted off Idol. That angel was Mark Miller. Where is your angel Mr. Currin? I hope we all can be your angel in helping you realize we all are entitled to happiness. Life is what you make it, they tell me! I'm sad that you are not a happy person. Bucky and Rocky go out of their way even with all the chaos around them to show us how much they appreciate our support so they can live their American Dream. Everyone in the band extend themselves to the fans. Why on earth would you want to beat them down with all the negative garb? The Fans are thier Angels now that keep their music sales alive! We met fans from Iowa who have spent their hard earned money to attend our state fair and watch the show. They brought revenue to our state at this time of financial uncertainty. They had traveled to 11 different shows throughout the United States. That is fan dedication. I am certain there were many more fans from other states as well represented! Mr. Currin I really felt that article was "mean spirited" of you. Do you critise an individual in church for how they preform or how they look for making a "joyful noise"? Was it the fact you spent $5 to see the show and becaue you didn't enjoy it they refused to give you a refund? Please, if that's the problem, send me your address and I will mail you the $5. We all are entitled to our own opinions. Living in this great country of ours allows us that. You are welcome to your own opinion, but all the comments and remarks you made were uncalled for. Where is your compassion for others?

Posted by Sonya on 10/23/2008 at 9:56 PM

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