Dec. 17, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Country music star, Bucky Covington, will perform a free concert, Saturday, Feb. 1, prior to the Southern Miss men's basketball game against Tulane that day.
This is the second year that the Southern Miss Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the Southern Miss Activities Council, has sponsored a free pregame concert, which will be held at Pride Field. More details, including the time of the performance, will be released at a later time and will be held before the Golden Eagles' 6 p.m. contest that day.
Covington, who recently released his sophomore album, GOOD GUYS, is best known for his Top 10 smashes from his debut album "A Different World," "Good To Be Us," and "I'll Walk." His first single, "A Different World," was also his first Top five hit. His second and third singles "It's Good To Be Us" and "I'll Walk" were also Top 10 hits on the country radio charts.
The Rockingham, N.C., native was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, where he performed for an average of 30 million viewers each week. Following his time on American Idol, he toured with the other finalists, performing to sold-out arenas in 39 cities across the United States.
His self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Top 75 chart in April 2007. With 61,000 units sold in the first week, Covington has the distinction of having not only 2007's biggest unit debut from a new country artist, but also at the time was the best first week sales and highest top 200 debut for any new make country artist in 15 years.
Covington's last single "Drinking Side of Country," a duet with Shooter Jennings, reached over two million views on YouTube in only two days following its premiere. The video for "Drinking Side of Country" recently shot in Greensburg, Ky., and features Bucky and Shooter Jennings, with cameos by fellow country star Kellie Pickler, freestyle motocross rider Cowboy Kenny Bartram, and TNA Wrestler Mickie James.
Fans can follow Covington via his website at BuckyCovington.com, through Facebook, through his channel on YouTube or through Twitter.