Bucky Covington Debuts at Number-One
Bucky CovingtonĂ˘Â€Â™s self-titled debut CD opened at number-one on Nielsen SoundscanĂ˘Â€Â™s Country Top 75 chart with 61,000 units sold.
The album also entered Nielsen SoundscanĂ˘Â€Â™s all genre top 200 chart at #4 and is the only new country act to open inside the top five this year. This puts him in good company as only two other country acts, including Tim McGraw and Martina McBride, have debuted inside the top four on Nielsen SoundscanĂ˘Â€Â™s Top 200 chart this year.
With 61,000 units sold in the first week, this gives Bucky Covington the distinction of having not only 2007Ă˘Â€Â™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.
Bucky Covington was released April 17 on Lyric Street Records. The current single Ă˘Â€ÂśA Different WorldĂ˘Â€Âť is poised to break into the top 20 on the country radio charts, while the video is climbing CMT and GACĂ˘Â€Â™s countdown shows