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American Idol Finalist Bucky Covington To Co-Headline Tour

September 05, 2007 07:54 PM by Joe Blackmon

American Idol 4 finalist Bucky Covington pleasantly surprised many fans
when his debut album turned out to be not only one of the best albums
to come out of a singer from American Idol but also turned out to be
one of the best country albums of the year.  With a hit album now under
his belt, Bucky Covington is teaming up with another best-selling new
male country artist of 2007 for what will surely be a very exciting concert
series. 

The tour will be called the Raisin’ the Bar tour and will star Bucky Covington and Jason Michael Carroll, with special guest, Cole Deggs & The Lonesome.  Beginning October 25 in Corpus Christi, the Raisin’ the Bar tour will span 19 dates from Texas to New York before wrapping December 8 in Baltimore.

Jason Michael Carroll’s Arista Nashville album, Waitin’ in the Country, exploded onto Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart at #1 in its first week and launched back-to-back hits with the Top 5 “Alyssa Lies” and the current “Livin’ Our Love Song.”  Written by Carroll, “Alyssa Lies” made music history, entering Billboard’s Digital Song chart with the highest first-week sales of any debut country artist since the inception of the chart.  He’s been featured in People, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, and more, and he kicks off the Raisin’ the Bar concert series following a string of dates opening for Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson.   

Bucky Covington is 2007′s best-selling debut country artist.  His self-titled CD opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with not only 2007′s biggest unit debut from a new country artist, but also the best first week sales and highest Top 200 debut for any new male country artist since Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992.  His new single “It’s Good To Be Us” has just delivered to country radio on the heels of the Top 5 success of his first single “A Different World.”  In recent months Covington’s national television appearances have included Live with Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America and Fox & Friends.

Cole Deggs & The Lonesome are a five-man “band of brothers” whose passion, energy and musicianship, in concert and on disc, are not to be missed.  Their self-titled Columbia Nashville debut, released earlier this year, includes their first hit, “I Got More,” and new single, “Girl Next Door.”

Subject to change, a current list of tour dates is as follows:
October 25, Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus Christi, TX
October 26, Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, TX
October 27, Mo’s Place, Katy, TX
October 28, Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
November 1, Trocaderos Night Club, Minneapolis, MN
November 2, Val Air Ballroom, W Des Moines, IA
November 3, Waverly Beach, Menasha, WI
November 9, Northern Lights Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
November 10, The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
November 16, Longbranch Saloon, Raleigh, NC
November 17, Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
November 23, Coyote Joe’s, Charlotte, NC
November 24, The Blind Horse Saloon, Greenville, SC
November 30, Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO
December 1, Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, TX
December 5, Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
December 6, Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, Burgettstown, PA
December 7, Crocodile Rock CafÃ, Allentown, PA

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2 Responses to “American Idol Finalist Bucky Covington To Co-Headline Tour”

  1. Debbie Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Can’t WAIT for this tour to hit PA…. awesome!

  2. Sunny Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 6:10 am

    Bucky has been performing on the Direct TV Satellite concert series with Sawyer Brown. I believe it may have been on HBO as well. At a few points during his part in the show he was, I’ll say it; “pitchy” Overall I’m glad he got the exposure and I’ll have to check the concert out when it comes my way.

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