Bucky Covington (2007) The day after Bucky got the boot from American Idol , Sawyer Brown frontman/producer Mark Miller phoned him. He saw something we didn't: With the… 2007-04-17 Bucky Covington Country
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Bucky Covington (2007)

Bucky Covington | BUCKY CHARMS The Idol contestant's debut CD comes up a winner
BUCKY CHARMS The Idol contestant's debut CD comes up a winner
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 17, 2007; Lead Performance: Bucky Covington; Genre: Country

The day after Bucky got the boot from American Idol, Sawyer Brown frontman/producer Mark Miller phoned him. He saw something we didn't: With the right songs, the North Carolinian with the throaty drawl could sell everything — from the cheeky to the weepy. And he does, on Bucky Covington, his versatile debut. While we acknowledge his softer side, it's the tracks with teeth-grinding bravado bubbling below the surface (''Back When We Were Gods'') or boiling over (''The Bible and the Belt'') that make us believers. Sing those hillbilly blues, son. B+

Originally posted Apr 12, 2007 Published in issue #930 Apr 20, 2007 Order article reprints