Last night I posted the fun video for Bucky Covington’s new single “Drinking Side of Country,” featuring Shooter Jennings and Kellie Pickler. (2 million views and counting)
Today comes the news that iTunes has started taking pre-orders for Bucky’s second album, “Good Guys,” set for a Sept. 11 release.
You can check out 90-second clips of the songs now, and it looks like it has the makings for a great album.
My only regret is that it doesn’t include more fresh material.
Of the 12 tracks, five have already been released as singles. Those include “A Father’s Love,” “Gotta Be Somebody,” “I Want My Life Back,” “I Wanna Be That Feeling” and the aforementioned “Drinking Side.”
Two others — “Mexicoma” and “Hold a Woman” were on Bucky’s 2010 “I’m Alright” EP. Plus there’s a cover of Lionel Ritchie’s “Sail On.”
That doesn’t leave a whole lot of surprises.
The good news is that the previously released material is solid, making this album a collection of Bucky’s best material since his 2007 debut CD.
And a portion of the proceeds from the first week sales will benefit the International Association of Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, according to this article at countrymusicrocks.com.
Nice gesture, Bucky.