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Bucky Covington

  • In November and December of 2006, Bucky performed on the GAC Country Music Christmas Tour.
  • One of Bucky's singles entitled "Empty Handed" appeared in NASCAR '08 as part of the in-game soundtrack.
  • Bucky performed selections from his album during a nationwide tour in 2007.
  • On February 13, 2007, Bucky's wife Crystal announced that she would file for divorce after more than seven years of marriage.
  • Bucky's single "A Different World" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
  • Bucky's self-titled debut album was released on April 17, 2007, and has sold more than 310,000 nationwide.
  • After American Idol, Bucky stated in USA Today that he bought a house in Franklin, Tennessee near Nashville.
  • Bucky's personal goal in life is to make music a full-time job.
  • Bucky doesn't have any formal singing training.
  • Bucky is also a guitarist, bassist, drummer and songwriter.
  • At the age of 18, Bucky taught himself how to play the guitar and then began performing in clubs.
  • Bucky attended high school at Scotland County High School.
  • Bucky's parents are Gene Covington and Deborah Gates.
  • Bucky finished American Idol 2006 in 8th place.
  • In December 2006, Bucky signed a recording contract with Lyric Street Records, and released a single, "A Different World", on January 16, 2007.
  • Bucky's wife was so nervous during eliminations that she had a bucket next to sofa in case she threw up.
  • Bucky was born in the year of the Snake.
  • Bucky's zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  • Bucky says Simon is his favorite judge because "he's funny to watch."
  • If he could have any other talent other than singing, Bucky says it would be "racing."
  • Before Bucky performs, he always flips a coin.
  • If Bucky won American Idol he would thank the camera first.
  • Bucky's American Idol is Kid Rock.
  • Bucky was eliminated from American Idol during "Queen" week where he sang "Fat Bottomed Girls."
  • Bucky has light blue eyes.
  • Bucky stands at 6'2.
  • Bucky auditioned for American Idol in Greensboro.
  • Over the years, Bucky has been part of several bands, both country and rock. After some time, he elected to perform both original and cover material in a cross-genre vein.
  • Bucky's favorite male artist is Eminem.
  • Bucky's favorite female artist is Pink.
  • Bucky started singing at the age of 18.
  • As a day job, Bucky and his brother paint cars.
  • Bucky was charged for misleading police in 1998.
  • Bucky is married to his wife, Crystal.
  • Bucky was named after his grandfather, Buck.
  • Bucky's parents are Gene Covington and Debbie Gates.
  • Bucky has a twin brother, Rocky.


A Different World
I'll Walk
It's Good To Be Us
A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How)

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