I’ve been to Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Broadway in Nashville, I love the place. However, I’ve never been fortunate enough to be there when someone famous came in, hopped up on stage, and started singing. But that’s the treat Tootsie’s customers got on Monday night, Dec. 7 – when Bucky Covington came to town.
According to a press release, Bucky dropped into country music’s legendary honky tonk, where he jumped up on stage with Tootsie’s regular performer, Scott Collier, to sing a few cover songs for the unsuspecting crowd.
The press release went on to say that Bucky was out-and-about entertaining a few friends on lower Broadway, “perhaps trading the cold weather night air for a warm honky tonk welcome!” I’m sure Bucky would find a warm welcome anywhere he showed up.
Bucky is totally cool – I have had the pleasure of seeing him in concert a few times, and even met him. He was really friendly, and seemed to enjoy meeting his fans as much as they enjoyed meeting him. I’ve never seen Bucky shy away from a camera, or tried to brush off a fan looking for an autograph. He has a huge following, and I can’t remember anyone ever saying anything unkind about him — or his brother for that matter. And I almost hate admitting this, but I really can’t tell Bucky and Rocky apart.
This kid has come a very long way since his American Idol days, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. If you are anywhere near Salt Lake City, Utah, you can catch Bucky’s show tonight as part of K-Bull Christmas Show. On the 11th, he will be in San Diego, Calif., at a WSON sponsored event, and on the 12th he has a radio show on KSON. Jacksonville, N.C. gets Bucky on Dec. 15, when he joins WRNS Holiday Show; and then up to ?Rootstown, Ohio for a WQMX Songwriter Showcase on Dec. 18. Keep an eye on Bucky’s web site to find out when he’s going to be coming close to you.
The new music video for his current rising single, “Gotta Be Somebody,” recently made its debut on GAC’s fan-voted Top 20 Countdown. Directed by Devin Pense, this high-energy, live video spotlights his hometown community of Rockingham, NC. Filmed in the local town square during Bucky’s recent homecoming concert, the video features a packed crowd of over 6,000 fans, friends and family who all roared with excitement to be a part of this surprise video shoot. "Gotta Be Somebody" can also be viewed at various online outlets.
Going to end this one with Bucky’s video – from Lyric Street Records, “Gotta Be Somebody” – recorded Live in Rockingham, N.C.
You guys have a good Wednesday, write when you have time. We’ll talk soon!