Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Idol Finalist Covington Helps Make Has Been Star Search Winner Feel Useful Again

Yesterday, by clicking on one of the ads contained in this very blog, I happened upon the MySpace domain of 2006 American Idol finalist Bucky Covington. It contained snippets of songs from Covington's upcoming debut CD, due out in April. I must say that for country music--a genre I generally despise and will usually go far out of my way to avoid hearing--they weren't all that bad.
The bio on said page reveals that the Buckster's CD is produced by Mark Miller of the country band Sawyer Brown. There seems, to me, to be a certain symmetry in that, sort of like a circle being completed. Bucky would still be playing in bars in small towns in North Carolina, and no one ever would have heard of Sawyer Brown if weren't for another, earlier TV talent show: Star Search, where SB took the top prize for Best Vocal Group during the show's debut season of 1983. It's only fitting therefore that Miller should aid Covington in capitolizing on his Idol spawned success. Besides, it's not like he's busy or all that in demand or anything as Sawyer Brown hasn't had even a minor hit since since 1999.

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