Living on his own for the first time, Bucky knew that he was destined to be a performer.He went out and bought a guitar and an amp and he never looked back.
Large-scale collaborative project to test the waters in the summer and the distance.There was no hiding after “American Idol,” and that’s why Covington couldn’t go back home. “You try to set something up so when that contract is over you can hit the ground running.” Covington’s self-titled debut album was a success, landing him top of the charts. Before he got a small taste of what the music business is like. But he didn’t win in one of the toughest seasons on “Idol” against the likes of Chris Daughtry, Taylor Hicks and Kellie Pickler, who he grew up about 45 minutes from. “By the time you come off ‘Idol’ you are definitely on your own.By day he worked in his father’s body shop and at night he played in rock bands, traveling throughout the southern United States.But he found that his heart was more country than rock and roll and he decided to make the move to Nashville. Then the opportunity of a lifetime crossed his path in 2005.