In November and December of 2006, Bucky performed on the GAC Country Music Christmas Tour.
One of Bucky's singles entitled "Empty Handed" appeared in NASCAR '08 as part of the in-game soundtrack.
Bucky performed selections from his album during a nationwide tour in 2007.
On February 13, 2007, Bucky's wife Crystal announced that she would file for divorce after more than seven years of marriage.
Bucky's single "A Different World" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Bucky's self-titled debut album was released on April 17, 2007, and has sold more than 310,000 nationwide.
After American Idol, Bucky stated in USA Today that he bought a house in Franklin, Tennessee near Nashville.
Bucky's personal goal in life is to make music a full-time job.
Bucky doesn't have any formal singing training.
Bucky is also a guitarist, bassist, drummer and songwriter.
At the age of 18, Bucky taught himself how to play the guitar and then began performing in clubs.
Bucky attended high school at Scotland County High School.
Bucky's parents are Gene Covington and Deborah Gates.
Bucky finished American Idol 2006 in 8th place.
In December 2006, Bucky signed a recording contract with Lyric Street Records, and released a single, "A Different World", on January 16, 2007.
Bucky's wife was so nervous during eliminations that she had a bucket next to sofa in case she threw up.
Bucky was born in the year of the Snake.
Bucky's zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Bucky says Simon is his favorite judge because "he's funny to watch."
If he could have any other talent other than singing, Bucky says it would be "racing."
Before Bucky performs, he always flips a coin.
If Bucky won American Idol he would thank the camera first.
Bucky's American Idol is Kid Rock.
Bucky was eliminated from American Idol during "Queen" week where he sang "Fat Bottomed Girls."
Bucky has light blue eyes.
Bucky stands at 6'2.
Bucky auditioned for American Idol in Greensboro.
Over the years, Bucky has been part of several bands, both country and rock. After some time, he elected to perform both original and cover material in a cross-genre vein.
Bucky's favorite male artist is Eminem.
Bucky's favorite female artist is Pink.
Bucky started singing at the age of 18.
As a day job, Bucky and his brother paint cars.
Bucky was charged for misleading police in 1998.
Bucky is divorced from his wife, Crystal.
Bucky was named after his grandfather, Buck.
Bucky's parents are Gene Covington and Debbie Gates.
Bucky has a twin brother, Rocky.
Bucky: (On getting in American Idol) The main reason I wanted to get on the show was to get enough recognition to start a career.
Bucky: Chase your dreams. They don't come to you.
Bucky: I learned two words a long time ago that help out a lot: 'Screw it.' If something's bothering you, don't dwell on it. Just let it go. Worrying ain't gonna do nothing but make it worse.
Bucky: (On if he won American Idol) If I win, I'm going to make some albums and pay my bills off. All of them!