Bucky Covington and Kerry Earnhardt Bond Over New ‘Baby’
Bucky Covington spent some time during the NASCAR Sound and Speed charity event in Nashville earlier this year showing off to his “new baby” to new pal Kerry Earnhardt, the brother of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. And no, it’s not what you might think! Bucky’s bundle of joy is a huge, jacked-up Chevy. The singer struck up a conversation with Kerry and the two became fast friends, although the pair did have a typical “mine-is-bigger-than-yours” competition!
Bucky says that when he was at home working in the body shop and usually short of cash, older cars were a necessity. “But I’ve come to realize, I love old crap,” he tells The Boot. “The junkier it might be, the more I’m gonna like it. I’ve got a brand-new F-150 sitting in my yard and I don’t think I’ve driven it in months. I just bought an ’85 K-5 Chevrolet Blazer with a 12-inch lift sitting on 20s and 39½ inch swampers, so it’s a big, jacked-up truck.”
Bucky says meeting Kerry at Sound and Speed was like reuniting with an old friend. “You ever meet somebody and as soon as you start talking to them you start talking like you’ve known each other for 15 years? This was how it was with Kerry, just a really cool, very good guy. So I pulled a picture of my new truck out and showed that to Kerry, and he proceeds to show me a picture of his Hummer. So he’s got me on that, he’s definitely got me on that! Most people start pulling out their phone and showing pictures of their kids, but me and Kerry are showing pictures of our trucks and motorcycles and our toys! He was definitely the highlight of my Sound and Speed experience!”
Bucky’s sophomore album, ‘I’m Alright,’ is due out in the fall of 2010.