Bucky Covington Plans Free Hometown Concert
Bucky Covington has played dozens of fairs, the Grand Ole Opry, three U.S. Army Bases in Germany, and Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo. But contractual obligations with American Idol have prevented him from playing a concert in his hometown of Rockingham, N.C.
That situation will change on Saturday night (Sept. 26) when the singer headlines a free show in Rockingham's Harrington Square. For Bucky the show will serve as a way of returning the favor to those who supported him during his days as a season five 'Idol' finalist.
"When I was on 'American Idol' the whole town pulled together – all of the business, churches - everyone. They all went above and beyond to help out and show me their support," Bucky recalls. "Now it's my time to give back."
While he's back home, Bucky will also spend time volunteering for Richmond County's BackPack Pals program, which sends weekend meals and snacks home with children who depend on their school's cafeteria as their main food source. Concertgoers are being asked to bring non-perishable food items to help support BackPackPals and Our Daily Bread Christian Food Ministry.