I stopped watching AI a LOOOONG time ago, so I didn’t know about country singer Bucky Covington, a finalist (8th place) from Season 5! Browsing on iTunes, I’m getting to know a little bit about some REALLY good new country singers. Bucky (I find the name a bit humorous) now has his first CD out and two music videos on CMT. And just like Alan Jackson, he’s got the slightly long, light blonde hair and mustache.
On an early 2007 Larry King interview, Bucky said that he still “loves” AI, but considers some of it “comedy” (like the success of William Hung). Three cheers to Bucky for surviving the (very weird for small town NC guy, no doubt) AI experience and coming out with positive attitude and of course- success! Mark Miller (from the band Sawyer Brown, and a great stage performer) has a young son who LOVED Bucky on AI, and was mad that he got voted off… so he asked his dad to call him up. That’s how the record deal happened- cool!
That was then…
American Idol Clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbxF85HZ_SU (Best I Ever Had – originally sung by Gary Allan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IZTn09s5T8 (Real Good Man– originally sung by Tim McGraw)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfUUMsiC1jQ (Thunder Rolls – made very famous by Garth Brooks)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnGpcGggE9M (Part 1 of interview about the AI experience; can see his personality here!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPn-Q7aChV4 (Part 2 of interview- Wow, what a transformation!)
This is now…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIjM6SNt8Hg (Good To Be Us – a fun rock/country song)
http://www.cmt.com/videos/bucky-covington/133268/a-different-world.jhtml (A Different World – a song that my generation and a BIT older can relate to!)