Photo: Bucky Covington (left) and IAFF President Harold Schaitberger (right)
Photo Credit: Jocelyn Augustino
Bucky Covington recently attended the 51st Annual International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Convention held in Philadelphia, PA, where IAFF President Harold Schaitberger surprised Covington before his full band performance with a personalized Fire Fighter helmet to thank him for his passionate work with the organization’s Charitable Foundation. Over the last year Bucky has been working closely with Help The Good Guys and the IAFF Charitable Foundation to provide financial relief to injured fire fighters and their families, hosting benefit events, visiting burn centers and burn camps and making donations from his music and merchandise sales.
Throughout the three-day convention, Bucky shared with the 3000+ attending IAFF members his efforts with Help The Good Guys and their goals to help Fire Fighters in the U.S. and Canada. Covington will be releasing his sophomore album Good Guys on September 11th with a portion of the proceeds from the first week sales benefitting the IAFF Charitable Foundation.
Next up for Bucky is a Legends Car Race on August 11th at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, TN where he will drive a custom made Legends Racecar to benefit Help The Good Guys and the Nashville Local 140 Fire Fighter’s Relief Fund. Following the race he’ll perform a concert from the fairgrounds to round out the evening’s entertainment, all to benefit our country’s brave fire fighters.
About Bucky Covington: Bucky Covington’s self-titled debut CD opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with the biggest first week sales for any debut country artist that year. He went on to become the best selling debut artist that year and delivered three consecutive Top 10 hit singles to country radio. In addition to competing on the fifth season of American Idol, Bucky’s national television appearances have included Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly!, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show and Fox & Friends. His new single “Drinking Side Of Country” has just been released to country radio and will be included on his highly anticipated sophomore CD Good Guys, expected September 11, 2012. To learn more about Bucky Covington, connect at www.buckycovington.com or follow him on Twitter @buckycovington.
ABOUT HELP THE GOOD GUYS: Thousands of firefighters suffer duty related injuries or illness every year. Many are permanently injured with life altering disabilities and are unable to return to work. Help The Good Guys serves to honor and support our country’s injured Fire Fighters who are experiencing financial crisis due to work related injuries. Founded by medically retired Metro Nashville police officer Mickey Milam, the organization seeks to ease the emotional and financial burden for our wounded community heroes. To learn more, visit www.HelpTheGoodGuys.com.