FORMER “AMERICAN IDOL” FINALIST BUCKY COVINGTON INKS RECORD DEAL
WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE NASHVILLE
New music to release to Country Radio later this year
Nashville, TN…(October 3, 2011)…Former American Idol finalist Bucky Covington has inked a record deal with Entertainment One Music Group, with plans for new music as early as winter 2011. While Entertainment One Music Group represents artists across a diverse range of genres, Bucky is joining the label as their premier Country talent.
“From the first time I met Bucky a couple of years ago I’ve been very impressed with not only his great music but also his engaging personality and love of performing for country music fans,” shares Entertainment One Nashville Vice-President Van Fletcher. “We are really enjoying working with Bucky Covington and his management team on his sophomore release in 2012 for Entertainment One Nashville.“
“We are very excited to welcome Bucky Covington to our Entertainment One Film, TV, and Music family,” adds Entertainment One Nashville President Mike Olsen. “We are already having great success this year at eOne and adding Bucky to our roster is a wonderful indicator for 2012 and beyond.”
Bucky first burst onto the scene in 2006 following an impressive finish on the fifth season of American Idol. His self-titled debut CD opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and delivered consecutive Top 10 hit singles including “A Different World,” “It’s Good To Be Us” and “I’ll Walk.” After the 2010 closure of Disney’s Lyric Street Records, Bucky continued to record new music while performing to sold-out crowds across the country.
“After getting to know everyone at eOne, they are a perfect fit for me. Being a part of eOne is such a great opportunity, and I truly believe it will be a winning combination. I love these guys!” declares Bucky. “I am very excited and can’t wait to get the party started and share my new music with my fans.”
Bucky is busy in the studio writing and recording new music for his long-awaited sophomore album. Fans attending his shows this year can expect to hear a sampling of the new music. The first single is expected late this year with a new album releasing in 2012.
About Bucky Covington: Bucky Covington’s self-titled debut CD opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with the biggest first week sales for any debut country artist that year. He went on to become the best selling debut artist of 2007 and delivered three consecutive Top 10 hit singles to country radio. In addition to competing on the fifth season of American Idol, Bucky’s national television appearances have included Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly!, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show andFox & Friends. To learn more about Bucky Covington, log on to BuckyCovington.com or follow him on twitter @buckycovington.
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks. To learn more about Entertainment One visit EOneMusic.com.