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Covington releases first music in two years

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 – After signing a record deal with Entertainment One Music Group earlier this fall, former American Idol finalist Bucky Covington is now releasing his first single, I Wanna Be That Feeling.

The song, written by Jimmy Yeary and Ben Hayslip, explores the excitement of young love. The song, Covington's first musical offering in nearly two years, is being made available for digital download by his fans in advance of its upcoming release to country radio.

Covington recently filmed the music video for the song from Nashville's abandoned Tennessee State Prison. The clip will be released to video outlets in 2012. The North Carolina singer is busy in the studio writing and recording new music for his long-awaited sophomore album, due in 2012.

Covington's self-titled debut CD opened at atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with the biggest first week sales for any debut country artist that year. He went on to become the best selling debut artist of 2007 and delivered 3 consecutive Top 10 hit singles to country radio. But Covington's career sputtered with three singles released from a second disc on Lyric Street, which never was released. The label folded, later leaving Covington a free agent.

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