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Bucky Covington is Huge ... Somewhere

8/26/2008 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bucky Covington's fan base is so big, an Illinois festival is moving mountains to accommodate him.

Ok, so we're talking about the Grundy County Corn Festival, and it's a move from downtown to where the old high school was. But the Fest's entertainment director tells us they had to petition the town council to use the new space. They haven't gotten a yea or nay.

If they get the nix, the 5,000 Buckymaniacs they're expecting will have to squeeze into a space for only 2,000, and you know how people get when they can't get their Bucky.

We're told B's the biggest artist the Corn Festival's ever seen. Filling the rest of the bill -- Slippery When Wet (Jovi cover band) and ... dueling pianos.

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Ned    

Did anyone else notice that Bucky doesn't know how to play guitar? He always has a guitar but he is strumming air and doesnt move his Fret Hand....another fake!! not to mention HE CAN'T SING!!

KEEP SUCKING BUCKY!!!

2064 days ago
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Get a Grip    

Who is this reject and why should I care?

2064 days ago
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Ned    

SUCKY SUCKINGTON!!!!

2064 days ago
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Ned    

What a nice guy Bucky is.....he is the guy who was married to a nurse in NC and after IDOL he cheated on her with an 18 year old!! Guess the BIG OLE GIRL in NC wasnt good enough for Bucky The Cably Guy any more...oh hey Bucky, Im glad to see you got your teeth fixed..... WHITE TRASH at it's FINEST!!

LOSER!!!

2064 days ago
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MarkScottMusic.com    

Ouch. Some mean folks. "Good to be Us" from his debut CD is actually a fun, catchy song.

2064 days ago
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Ned    

Bucky is just another one of those imposters running around!! No talent redneck who will probably do something stupid and end up in jail in a year or two....

We'll probably see him on To Catch a Predator with Chris Hanson!!....

2064 days ago
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Ned    

Hey Bucky .... can you spell G E D ??

probably not.....hahahaha

2064 days ago
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Celibria    

He's playing the Rib Cook Off in Reno and charging a lot more than I'd expect an AI reject to get!!!

2064 days ago
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judge    

Talk about nasty people. Are you all jealous?

2064 days ago
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A devoted Bucky Fan    

Why are all you people so mean to Bucky?! He is an awesome person!! He is always sweet and very accomodating to his fans! Have ANY of you ever seen his show?? Since he left Idol, he has come a long way! He is an awesome entertainer! He has so much energy onstage and he does play guitar, he's not faking it!! Before you people start slandering someone maybe you should know what you're talking about! All I read here was a bunch of lies! Go see a Bucky show, you won't be dissappointed! I promise that!! And another thing, just so ya know.... us diehard Bucky fans, we are the Buckineers!!

2064 days ago
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Rachel    

Yikes! There sure are some haters on here. I enjoy listening to Bucky's music. I've seen him perform live in concert and he performed mostly original music off of his debut cd. Sure, he did some cover tunes and those were enjoyable also. Whatever happened to, "If you don't have anything nice to say..." Geez people.

2064 days ago
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Bootsie    

Why does TMZ take such cheap shots at country music? Easy target for y'all? Most new country artists and many of the more established ones play festivals and fairs--that's where the audience is, and that's where they go. Also, last time I saw Bucky Covington live he did all but one of the songs off his album as well as some covers... and he was on a bill with two other acts, so it was a shortened set, even. Not sure where this "four originals" claim is coming from but I have to say that he and most of the country artists I've seen this year give you an excellent show for the money, and aren't too snotty to say hi and hang out with the fans. Don't knock the corn festivals 'til you've tried 'em...

2064 days ago
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A devoted Bucky Fan    

I know for a fact, Bucky was NOT in Illinois on July 4th, because he was in Lexington,Ky. and I was there!!! And the next day he was in Hillsboro, Ohio, and I was there too!! So.... what are you talking about????

2064 days ago
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dont know    

He played at the DeKalb, IL cornfest last year! This year, Travis Tritt was the headliner!!

2064 days ago
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judge    

$30,000 to play at charleston il's
red-white and blue days this past fourth of july.

Get it right, it must have been the 3rd or the 5th because Bucky Covington played the RED WHITE AND BOOM in Lexington Ky on July 4th 2008. So if he got 30,000 for Chareston....imagine what he got on the actual FOURTH!

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