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Bucky Covington dishes out new single

Monday, March 1, 2010 – Bucky Covington returns with a new single today, A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How).

Covington will give an exclusive first listen to the song about a father who shows his children his love for them by "taking care of all the little things in life," according to his publicist. Written by Liz Hengber, Thom Shepherd and Steve Williams, the track is from his upcoming sophomore album, "I'm Alright," due this fall.

"We were basically done with the new CD when this song came across the desk ... the minute I heard it I knew that I had to cut it," he said. "It reminds me of my dad when I was growing up, and I think many people will relate to it too."

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