September 27, 2007 12:03 AM by Joe Blackmon
American Idol finalist Bucky Covington recently completed filming for
his music video for his latest single, “It’s Good To Be Us.” The video
was shot at Ballance MotoX in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The video
features tricks performed by freestyle motocross riders and a live
musical performance on the track.
“I’ve been on the road so much so this is a good excuse for me to get some riding in,” laughs Bucky. “Actually, it’s such a high-energy song and so I thought the speed of motocross and freestyle would be a great fit for the music video.”
Freestyle Motocross champion Cowboy Kenny Bartram, who also starred in the CMT reality series “Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge,” makes a cameo appearance in the music video. Cowboy Kenny displays some of his skills on the ramps that led him to become one of the top athletes in his sport.
“I was excited to shoot the video and especially work with [director] Trey again,” said Bucky “but I’ve got to say that I was the most excited to finally get to see someone do some more of these stunts live more than anything else. Kenny was amazing – he did tail whips, superman and knock off jumps – I was totally blown away.”
Bucky and director Trey Fanjoy first collaborated on the music video for his debut single “A Different World,” a fan favorite at both CMT and GAC. The video for “It’s Good To Be Us” is expected to release in the upcoming weeks.