With more than 220,000 units scanned since the release of his chart-topping debut CD, Bucky Covington takes the lead as this yearâ€™s best-selling debut country artist.
The lead single, â€œA Different World,â€ has climbed to #7 on the Billboard chart and is quickly charging towards the top 5 and beyond. The tune is currently reaching a weekly audience of over 23.5 million listeners.
Itâ€™s been a busy year for this American Idol favorite, whose touring schedule has kept him on the road for most of it. Tomorrow, Bucky will take a brief break from his touring with a visit to Idol Camp in Northfield, Massachusetts. At Idol Camp, a summer camp for aspiring performers ages 12-15, Bucky will participate in a Q&A session and perform for the attendees.
Following his visit to Idol Camp, Buckyâ€™s upcoming tour dates include Charlotte, Milwaukee and St. Louis, plus additional shows opening for Sawyer Brown in Dekalb, Illinois, Hutchinson, Kansas and at the Detroit Lakes WE Fest.
Covingtonâ€™s self-titled CD debuted at #1 on Nielsen SoundScanâ€™s Country Top 75 Chart with not only 2007â€™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.