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Bucky Covington

William Joel "Bucky" Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American country music singer. He placed eighth on the 5th season of the Fox Network's talent competition series American Idol. In December 2006, he signed a recording contract with Lyric Street Records. His self-titled debut album, produced by Mark Miller of the band Sawyer Brown, was released on April 17, 2007. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and produced three hit singles on the Hot Country Songs charts: "A Different World" at #6, "It's Good to Be Us" at #11, and "I'll Walk" at #10. Three more singles: "I Want My Life Back," "Gotta Be Somebody" and "A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How)," were released for an unreleased second album, titled I'm Alright. Bucky Covington was born in Rockingham, North Carolina, to Gene Covington and Deborah Gates on November 8, 1977 - along with his identical twin brother, Robert David "Rocky" Covington.

Ex-Idol Bucky -- Off the Hook in Cash Grab Case

Ex-Idol Bucky Covington
OFF THE HOOK In Cash Grab Case

"American Idol" reject  Bucky Covington won't be prosecuted for allegedly jacking $1,500 from a bar back in June -- after the Florida Attorney General's Office decided there wasn't enough… READ MORE >

Ex-Idol Bucky -- ACCUSED Of $1,500 Cash Grab

Ex-Idol Bucky -- ACCUSED Of $1,500 Cash Grab

Former "American Idol" wannabe Bucky Covington has been accused of one of the most UN-AMERICAN crimes ever ... stealing $1,500 from a guy during a 4th of July week concert ... but Bucky says it… READ MORE >

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