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Bucky Covington

Background information
Birth name William Joel Covington
Born November 8, 1977 (1977-11-08) (age 30)
Origin Rockingham, North Carolina, USA
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2006–present
Label(s) Lyric Street
Associated acts Sawyer Brown
Website buckycovingtonmusic.com

Bucky Covington (born William Joel Covington III, November 8, 1977) is an American country music singer. He originally came to fame when he arrived at 8th place on the 5th season of the Fox Networks talent competition series American Idol. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 574 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 1045 pixel, file size: 135 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bucky Covington Buckys Grand Ole Opry Debut, March 9th 2007 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Laurinburg is a mid-sized city in Scotland County, North Carolina, United States, that consists of a Wal-Mart, Golden Corral and a few other fast food resturaunts. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Lyric Street Records is a sister label of Hollywood Records. ... Sawyer Brown is an American country music band that gained fame by winning the grand prize on the talent show Star Search in 1983. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Corporation stubs | Entertainment companies of the United States | Media companies of the United States | News Corporation subsidiaries ... For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ...


In December 2006, he signed a recording contract with Lyric Street Records; Covington's self-titled debut album, produced by Mark Miller of the country band Sawyer Brown, was released on April 17, 2007. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. As of 2008, the album has produced the #6 country hit "A Different World" and the #11 "It's Good to Be Us". Lyric Street Records is a sister label of Hollywood Records. ... Bucky Covington, the self-titled debut album of country musician Bucky Covington, was released by Lyric Street Records, the country division of Hollywood Records, on April 17, 2007. ... Sawyer Brown is an American country music band that gained fame by winning the grand prize on the talent show Star Search in 1983. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... A Different World is a single by the American country musician Bucky Covington. ... Its Good To Be Us is the second single by American country artist Bucky Covington from his debut album. ...

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Biography

Early years

Bucky Covington was born in Rockingham, North Carolina, to Gene Covington and Deborah Gates on November 8, 1977 - along with his identical twin brother, Robert David "Rocky" Covington. He worked at Covington's Body Shop in Hamlet, North Carolina. Rockingham is a city in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States. ... Fraternal twin boys in the tub The term twin most notably refers to two individuals (or one of two individuals) who have shared the same uterus (womb) and usually, but not necessarily, born on the same day. ... Hamlet is a city located in Richmond County, North Carolina. ...


Bucky is the nickname derived from his grandfather "Buck".[1] He graduated in the class of 1996 from Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, NC. Bucky and Rocky are musicians; the latter being the former lead singer of the North Carolina band Swamp Cat. In 1998 when the Covington twins were 20 years old, they were in a minor automobile mishap. Bucky allegedly assumed to be Rocky. They were processed for deceiving the authorities. The plaintiff failed to verify the right person since the twins were identical.[2] Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


At the age of 18, Covington taught himself how to play the guitar and began performing at clubs. He is also a guitarist, bassist, drummer and songwriter. Over the years, Covington has expanded his talents, both country and rock. After some time, he elected to perform both original and cover material in a cross-genre vein. For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... This article is about the genre. ...


On February 13, 2007, his wife Crystal parted ways after more than seven years of marriage.[3] After Idol, Bucky wrote in USA Today that he bought a house in Franklin, Tennessee near Nashville. Rocky and his wife Terra also moved into the same house in January. Rocky also joined as the drummer in Bucky's band. is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Legal separation is a possible step towards divorce under United States law. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County, Tennessee, USA. The population was 41,842 at the 2000 census. ...


American Idol

In the 2005-06 season, the Covington twins auditioned for American Idol in Greensboro, NC individually. Of the two, Bucky advanced to the final twelve. On March 22, Bucky remained in the bottom three, along with Lisa Tucker and Kevin Covais. On April 12 when Covington was in the bottom three with Ace Young and Elliott Yamin, the votes went to the latter two. Greensboro redirects here. ... Lisa Tucker Lisa Gabrielle Tucker (born June 13, 1989 in Newport Beach, California) is an American singer, musical theater actress, and was the tenth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Kevin Patrick Covais (IPA: [1]) (born May 30, 1989) was a fifth season American Idol participant from Levittown, New York. ... Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ...


In the Top 8 results show of Season six of American Idol, he appeared in one of the front rows. Since being on Idol he has had his teeth capped.


Debut album: Bucky Covington

In November and December of 2006, Bucky Covington performed on the GAC Country Music Christmas tour, making him the first Idol from the 5th season to be part of a major non-American Idol concert tour.[4]


Covington negotiated with Buena Vista Music Group's country label, Lyric Street Records. His debut single, "A Different World," was released to country radio on January 16, 2007, coinciding with the premiere of American Idol (Season 6).[5][6][7] Its initial debut on radio was on Sirius Satellite Radio's New Country channel in late December 2006. The Buena Vista Music Group is a collection of affiliated record labels all subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company. ... Lyric Street Records is a sister label of Hollywood Records. ... A Different World is a single by the American country musician Bucky Covington. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. ...


His debut album, Bucky Covington, was released on April 17, 2007, to positive reviews. It debuted on the Billboard 200 at #4 selling 61,000 copies. It also debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart, making the album the best opening week for a debut album by a male on the chart since Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 debut with Some Gave All.[8] Covington's debut surpassed the previous record held by Jason Michael Carroll's Waitin' in the Country.[9] He performed selections from his album during a nationwide tour in 2007, and the track "Empty Handed" appeared in NASCAR 08 as part of the in-game soundtrack. Bucky is the self-titled debut album of country musician Bucky Covington that will be released by Lyric Street Records on April 17, 2007. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American country singer-songwriter and actor, best known for his hit single Achy Breaky Heart. A multi-platinum selling recording artist, he has one number one country single and seven top-ten singles. ... Some Gave All was the 1992 debut album by American country music musician Billy Ray Cyrus. ... Jason Michael Carroll (born June 13, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... Waitin in the Country is the debut album by newcomer Jason Michael Carroll, released on February 6, 2007. ...


Discography

Albums

Year Album Chart Positions
US Country US 200
2007 Bucky Covington 1 4

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Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US Hot 100 US Pop 100 CAN Country
2007 "A Different World" 6 58 68 39 Bucky Covington
"It's Good to Be Us" 11 81 32
2008 "I'll Walk"A 50
  • A Current single.

Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... A Different World is a single by the American country musician Bucky Covington. ... Its Good To Be Us is the second single by American country artist Bucky Covington from his debut album. ...

Other appearances

  • "Superstition" from American Idol Season 5: Encores (2006)

Superstition is a number-one single written, produced, arranged, and recorded by Stevie Wonder for Motown Records in 1972, when Wonder was twenty-two years old. ...

Filmography

  • 2008: Hannah Montana: The Movie

Quote

  • "Chase your dreams. They don't come to you."[10]

American Idol performances

Semi-finals
Finals

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See also

For mythological and fictional twins, see Category:Fictional twins. ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ...

References

  1. ^ MyIDOL - American Idol
  2. ^ Report: 'Idol' Bucky Covington Duped Police - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News
  3. ^ Bucky Covington & Wife Split
  4. ^ GAC Country Christmas
  5. ^ Syracuse Post-Standard
  6. ^ CMT
  7. ^ GAC
  8. ^ Katie Hasty, "Lavigne's New 'Thing' Debuts Atop Billboard 200", Billboard.com, April 25, 2007.
  9. ^ jmc.
  10. ^ (Bucky Covington's American Idol testimonial upon his elimination.)

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External links

For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the singer. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Christopher Adam Daughtry (IPA: [1]) (born December 26, 1979 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States) is a Grammy nominated American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist of Daughtry, a band he formed in 2006. ... For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ... Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976[1]), most commonly known simply as Mandisa, is an American singer and was the ninth-place finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. ... Lisa Tucker Lisa Gabrielle Tucker (born June 13, 1989 in Newport Beach, California) is an American singer, musical theater actress, and was the tenth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Kevin Patrick Covais (IPA: [1]) (born May 30, 1989) was a fifth season American Idol participant from Levittown, New York. ... Melissa Christine McGhee (born September 14, 1984 in Tampa, Florida) is an American singer and was the 12th place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... American Idols Live! Tour 2006 is a summer concert tour in the United States featuring the top 10 contestants of the fifth season of American Idol, which aired in 2006. ...

 
 

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