William Joel “Bucky” Covington III is an American country music singer. He was born on November 8, 1977 in Rockingham, North Carolina, USA as William Joel Covington. He placed eighth on the 5th season of the Fox Network’s talent competition series American Idol. In December 2006, he signed a recording contract with Lyric Street Records.
Bucky (Bucky is the nickname derived from his grandfather “Buck”), was born in Rockingham, North Carolina, to Gene Covington and Deborah Gates on November 8, 1977 – along with his identical twin brother, Robert David “Rocky” Covington. He graduated in the class of 1996 from Scotland High School in Laurinburg, North Carolina. At the age of 18, He taught himself how to play the guitar and began performing at clubs. He is also a bassist, drummer and songwriter.
Bucky Covington Height and Weight
Bucky Covington Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Bucky Covington Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Bucky Covington Shoe Size: 12 (US)
Bucky Covington Star Sign: Scorpio
Bucky Covington Net Worth: $2 Million
Bucky Covington Hair Color: Blonde
Bucky Covington Eye Color: Blue
Date Of Birth: 8 November 1977
Birth Place: Rockingham, North Carolina, USA
Birth Name: William Joel Covington
Nicknames: Buck, Buckeroo
Spouse: Crystal Callahan (m. 1999-2007)
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Genre: Pop/Rock, Country, Contemporary Country
Bucky Covington Facts:
Bucky is the nickname derived from his grandfather “Buck”.
He has a twin brother named Rocky, who also auditioned for the show.
Prior to American Idol, he was painting cars.
He is a huge fan of Pink, Eminem, and Kid Rock
He has a dog named Slim.
His favorite song is “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley.
He loves to boat and ride dirt bikes in his spare time.
He would love to do a duet with Chad Kroeger.
His favorite movie is Tombstone.
Close friends with Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry and Kellie Pickler.
Taught himself how to play guitar at 18. Can also play the drums and base guitar.
Huge fan of Elvis Presley and Kid Rock.