May 11, 2010 09:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
American Idol season 2 runner-up,Â 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 finalistÂ 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,Â Clay Aiken feels that an album of this type gives his audience a chance to see him for who he really is.Â ”To me, older songs are more melodically appealing and beautiful,” theÂ American Idol alumÂ 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,Â Clay Aiken will spend the summer touring the nation withÂ American Idol season 2 winner Ruben Studdard.
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