Bucky Covington Biography

Bucky Covington's 2012 CD, Good Guys. Photo credit Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of Entertainment One.

Bucky Covington is that most remarkable of entertainers—a man known and loved as much for his engaging personality as for his formidable talent. The talent has shone through multiple hit singles that helped push his debut album toward gold status, and will continue to shine with the release of his sophomore album GOOD GUYS on Sept 11th 2012, with first week sales’ proceeds going to Help The Good Guys and the International Association of Fire Fighters. His undeniable likeability and his ability to wear his stardom as comfortably as his jeans has done the rest. Both come together on stage, where the long-haired North Carolinian with the rocker’s charisma and the country boy charm thrills old and new fans alike as he criss-crosses the country.

With his first album, Bucky earned a place in the forefront of a new generation of country singers. He became the best-selling debut artist of the class of 2007, with the best first-week sales and highest Top 200 debut for any male country artist in 15 years. He appeared on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many others, became part of the Country Sings Disney project, and appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie. Now, with his second, he leaves behind newcomer status and emerges as one of the true standouts in contemporary country music.

His sophomore project reflects the added depth and maturity Bucky brings to the table. Bucky has been working very closely with an organization called Help The Good Guys, which provides immediate financial relief to injured or fallen firefighters and their families. His newest single from GOOD GUYS, "Drinking Side Of Country," is a duet with Shooter Jennings, which Bucky wrote and produced. GOOD GUYS will also feature several of Bucky’s recent radio singles including "I Wanna Be The Feeling."

"I've definitely grown in the past few years," he says. "I'm a little wiser. I'm more tuned in to the world and what's going on, and I'm growing as a person. As all of those things affect my life, they're bound to affect my music."

"Going into my second album," he says, "I think it's something I definitely understand and appreciate even more. You've got to pay heed to those who came before you."

The CD’s debut single, "I Wanna Be That Feeling" represents Bucky at his finest, showcasing a singer bringing true passion to a lyric that offers up a real slice of life as well as the feeling of youthfulness that freedom and love conjures in us all.

Overall, it is a project that sees Bucky more than fulfill the promise of his first, a debut that earned him a generous supply of accolades and milestones.

Kicked off by "A Different World," which established him out of the chute as a great stylist and launched him into the Top 5, Bucky Covington announced his arrival as a serious contender. Two follow-up Top Ten hits, "It's Good To Be Us" and "I'll Walk," gave audiences a more in-depth view of the lanky troubadour, and made him one of just three male artists since 2005 to score three consecutive Top Ten hits from a debut album.

Bucky has been honing his highly identifiable sound since his earliest days growing up with his mother, stepfather and twin brother Rocky in Laurinburg, North Carolina. His tastes in country music ran to George Strait, Travis Tritt and Tim McGraw, and he began testing his own vocal skills with a karaoke machine early on.

Still, he lived a normal teenage life, spending time on his dirt bike and picking up experience in his father's body shop. He got a guitar after an album by Canadian singer/guitarist Jeff Healey knocked him out and convinced him to give music a serious try.

He played with rock groups for three years, then followed his passion into a band playing "Southern rock, beach and country." It was called Southern Country and it made him a honky-tonk hero in the area as he packed clubs every weekend.