I’ve always liked Bucky Covington – since the day I first saw him on American Idol. That was in the fifth season. He finished eighth, I think it was. I think he should have done better. As I said, I like him, however, I have to admit that as much as I like Bucky, I am not his biggest fan. I’d give that prize to my friend, Lisa, who has seen him in concert more times than any one of us can count. She has traveled many, many miles to go to those shows – so, while I like him, too – we’ll officially call Lisa his biggest fan! (At least that I know of).
Bucky was in Mobile, Ala., while the last day of this year, and he talked to Fox 10 News. Bucky told Fox News “I hate to see him go – Simon Cowell definitely brought a lot to the show. I hope the show continues the success it had because it does bring dreams to a lot of folks out there who are very willing to do it.” The commentator mentioned that Bucky had to had to confront Bucky when he competed on the show.
What started as a television talent competition definitely worked out well for Bucky (and his band). I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him twice, and to say Bucky and the boys are “entertaining” would be a huge understatement.
His current song, “A Father’s Love,” is one of my favorites. The first time I heard it, I thought “Bucky Covington must be my brother,” because my Dad was just like that. And then I realized, Bucky has done a great thing here – because this song isn’t talking about his Dad, or my Dad, it’s probably talking about a lot of Dad’s out there. Dad’s who just never really knew how to put their arms around their children, and say, “I love you.”
But if we all look back on our childhood, I know we will find many, many times when Dad said, “I love you,” the only way that he knew how. If there’s some way you haven’t heard this song yet, you can listen here.
There are a bunch of shows up on Bucky’s schedule … June 5 he will be in Sioux Falls, S.D.; June 11 in Nashville, Tenn., (CMA Fest); June 12, Jacksonville, Fla.; and June 18, Omaha, Neb. The shows are up through Nov. 10, 2010 – hopefully you’ll find one near you. He really puts on a great show. I think I’m ready to see Bucky again.
Remember to call and request “A Father’s Love” on your local radio station! And when Bucky is performing near you – head out to the party. He’s a great kid, with a great personality. And you will not be sorry you went to one of his shows.
Time to get ready for work. Had a great Memorial Day weekend – but I have to go back to work now. Hope you all had a super weekend, too!
Talk to you soon!