If you are planning to go to a Bucky Covington concert, and it is not the first time you’ve seen this young man on stage, here is what you need to do. Put on your dancing shoes, grab your camera, tune up your vocal chords, practice your best hand-clapping, head out the door, and don’t expect any surprises. That is because he is going to be just as entertaining this time as he was the last. And, if you are heading out to your first-ever Bucky show, you are in for a real treat.
Bucky has an excess of energy, and none of it goes to waste. Taking pictures of his performance is pretty much like clicking the shutter an the exact time the lightning strikes. He jumps, bounces, runs, bends, twists and turns, and you never know exactly what you’ve captured until you look at the display on your camera. I’m not sure how he keeps singing with all that going on, but he is fun to watch.
He opened with American Friday Night and followed that with Back When We Were Gods. Then the crowd joined him in singing A Different World. One fan not only joined the audience sing-a-long, she was asked to join him on stage and shared the mic for a short Covington/fan duet.
This was the perfect place to throw a little Elvis into the mix, and that came with Bucky’s nicely done version of Suspicious Minds.
The 90-minute show was filled with Bucky songs, and a few covers, including “Purple Rain” and “Hands to Yourself”. His covers are good. He never tries to impersonate the original artist. He gives you their song, his way.
Bucky is currently working on a Greatest Hits album, which he hopes to have released early on 2017. I love his last EP, “Happy Man”, and hope all of his fans have already added that to their collection! It is available on iTunes, and if you don’t have it – you just might want to head over and grab this one.
As we have seen him do in the past, when Bucky sang his hit, “I’ll Walk” he did it hand-in-hand with a fan who was visibly excited to have her moment with him. Tonight it was a young girl who had problems with mobility. She was definitely touched by the attention he was giving her. In fact, the entire audience was moved by his act of kindness.
After attending six shows last week and being part of every meet and greet, where the artists posed for a photo with fans but refused to sign anything, I was beginning to think signing autographs was a lost art. Bucky proved me wrong. He stayed until every fan who wanted an autograph got one. And, he took the time to pose for a picture with all of them, too. There was even a queen in line for a photo and autograph – Miss Russell County Fair, McKenzie Templeton, even had her sash autographed by Bucky. It’s nice to find an artist who appreciates his fans enough to do that for them.
Of course a country show doesn’t happen without a great country band. And, Bucky has a great band. The very talented musicians on stage with Bucky tonight were Ducky Metlock, Jaran Sorenson, and Sale Oliver.
I could say more about this artist, his music and his show, but just know that if you have never been to a Bucky Covington show, you might want to add that to your list. Going to close with a few more pictures from tonight’s show, after-the-show autograph session, and we’ll toss in a few of the great band, too.
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