American Idol Finalist Bucky Covington Denies Theft Allegations Filed by Concert Promoter

The Florida state attorney’s office is continuing the investigation into a concert promoter’s allegation that American Idol finalist Bucky Covington stole money from a bar near Ormand Beach, Fla. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal newspaper, the promoter, William Fuller, filed a complaint with the Volusia County sheriff’s department after contracting Covington to perform a June 30 concert at the Iron Horse Saloon. During the event, Fuller was rushed to the hospital and left his employees in charge of the cash being collected at the concert. One of Fuller’s employees said he saw the singer’s brother, Rocky Covington, take money collected at the front gate and put it in his pocket. He’s accusing the two brothers and Rocky’s wife Terra of stealing $1,500. The three are accused of grand theft, according to a sheriff’s report, but county officials referred the case to the state attorney’s office on Friday (July 22). In an interview with the newspaper, the singer denied all allegations, saying, “It’s absolutely and completely false. … He did not pay people. I didn’t get paid.” He also said he is contemplating legal action against Fuller. Covington was a finalist during the fifth season of American Idol. He reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s country songs chart with “A Different World” and “I’ll Walk.”