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American Idol: Clay Aiken’s “Tried And True” New Album

May 11, 2010 09:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


American Idol season 2 runner-up, Clay Aiken, is slated to release his fifth studio album this summer. The star’s new album will be full of old songs, classics that Aiken grew up listening to. Keep reading for more details on what to expect of his new album and why he decided to cover the classics…

American Idol season 2 finalist Clay Aiken is set to release a brand new album on Tuesday, June 1st. The album, titled Tried and True, features Aiken’s unique covers of classic songs from the 1950s and 1960s. Aiken says the tunes selected for the record are songs he grew up listening to and songs that he feels have stood the test of time.

Despite the fact that he didn’t write any of the songs, Clay Aiken feels that an album of this type gives his audience a chance to see him for who he really is. ”To me, older songs are more melodically appealing and beautiful,” the American Idol alum says. “So doing this album was an opportunity to just be myself.”

Aiken’s new album includes covers of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, What Kind of Fool am I?, Mack the Knife, Unchained Melody, There’s a Kind of Hush, and the Elvis Presley tune, Suspicious Minds. To promote the album, Clay Aiken will spend the summer touring the nation with American Idol season 2 winner Ruben Studdard.

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3 Responses to “American Idol: Clay Aiken’s “Tried And True” New Album”

  1. simpsonJ Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Clay said on my way here was him. that was a great cd.

    I will miss you pop song and all the energy you use to have in your concerts.

    saddened to say not a fan of this musical direction. wish you were going forward not backwards.
    Thanks for the memories. Wish you the best but this music sucks.

  2. Jane Smith Says:
    May 14th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I am a big fan of Clay’s voice, just beautiful! I have heard snippets of the songs on his new CD, Tried and True. He delivers gorgeous renditions of old songs, making me believe they are all new again in his presentation. I am going now to order the CD from Amazon.

  3. Jeff Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I have heard the clips of his new CD and the sound is amazing! I will be buying this CD.


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