Have to send a big Thank You out to Lisa Perkins this morning. Lisa made it to Rockingham, N.C., last weekend to see Bucky Covington’s show in his home town. All the pictures you will see in this post were taken by Lisa, except the one she’s in with Bucky. That’s one I had, but wanted to include it here for you guys to see. Now here’s what she had so say.
Just writing to tell you about my trip to see Bucky in his hometown of Rockingham, NC. Bucky Covington returned to his hometown to help by giving a free concert to benefit the Our Daily Bread Food Ministry in Rockingham and Backpack Pals of Richmond County, NC. The attendance was between 5,000 and 6,000 attendees.
Over a ton of food was collected to benefit the organization. There were family members, friends, fan club members, and many more. He really put on a very high energy show. The crowd loved it. He always does, but this night was extraordinary, because of the cause, and among other things, GAC was on location to film. They did a video shoot for his new single coming out soon, and already at some local radio stations. The song title is Gotta Be Somebody, some people may be familiar with it, as it is also a Nickelback song.
Another treat of the night, GAC filmed throughout the entire day, they followed Bucky around his hometown that day and the day before as well, that footage which will be featured in an upcoming special sometime in April. Also, we can expect to see and hear the new CD in April 2010. This was another awesome Bucky experience for me, but not the last, of that I am sure.
Who knows, since I marked my spot on the front row at the show, I may end up somewhere in the video. I can hardly wait to see the video and homecoming special.
Also, at the show, Mayor Gene McLaurin McQueen, declared Sept. 26,2009 as Bucky Covington day, and everyone in attendance as citizens of Rockingham for the day, whether you were an actual resident or not. He presented Bucky with a plaque and key to the city, and Bucky in return, gave a framed photograph to the city, which he said made him feel awkward to present, but his music label had it ready for him to present.
Lisa also told me in a separate e-mail, that Mark Miller, from Sawyer Brown, was also at the show. Mark is Bucky’s producer.
Bucky is in Elkins, W.Va., tonight, and then will be heading to Ft. Myers, Fla., on Oct. 9, and Rosehayn, N .J. on Ot. 11. He will be in Columbus, Ohio on Oct. 1, and Buffalo, N.Y. on Oct. 21. Then he’s off to Hartfort, Conn., for an acoustic event on Oct. 22. Memphis will have him at Memphnis Motorsports Park for a concert following the race, on Oct. 24, and then, it’s off to Las Veas for an Oct. 27 show. You can keep up with Bucky’s show schedule on his web site.
I have to run, time to head back downtown for the final day of our 32nd annual Unicoi County Apple Festival. Talk to you all soon!