Bucky Covington adds a new twist to the notion that winning is everything. The eighth-place finalist on the fifth season of the runaway hit TV show American Idol, Covington has now parlayed that into a burgeoning country music singing career. And that was exactly what he set out to accomplish.
“The main reason I wanted to get on the show was to get enough recognition to start a career,” explains the 29-year-old native of Rockingham, North Carolina. He had sung with local bands for the last decade and wanted to get a Nashville record deal, but he wasn’t quite sure how to actualize his dream. “I kept wondering: how do people do that?”