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Clay Aiken: 'Tried and True' Album Details!

Clay Aiken: 'Tried and True' Album Details!

Clay Aiken is gearing up for the release of his fifth studio album, Tried and True!

The 31-year-old American Idol runner-up will be singing classic hits on his forthcoming album, including “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Suspicious Minds” and “Misty”.

Tried and True will also include two favorites Clay performed on Idol – “Unchained Melody” and “Mack the Knife”!

“There are a lot of elements to this album that are about me returning to what I’m comfortable with,” Clay said (via ET). “To me, older songs are more melodically appealing and beautiful. So doing this album was an opportunity to just be myself.”

FYI: Clay and Ruben Studdard will tour together beginning in July! Check out dates and venues here.

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  • Ellie

    Clay Aiken makes my skin crawl

  • mirandafx


  • trina

    Love the look, Clay.

  • RPA

    how old is this thing????? he looks like an 80 year old woman turned priest lmfao

  • trimax

    June 1st can’t come soon enough.

  • jay

    Wow, took you all of thirty minutes to express your “opinion”. Why bother?

    This sounds like the perfect fit for Aiken’s strong vocals and ability to meld with that type of music. Good for him. He’s sure managed to stay in a tough business far beyond fifteen minutes. Shocking but kinda cool.

  • rs

    Looking forward to the CD. Those who enjoyed Clay on AI will enjoy this CD. Those who didn’t don’t have to listen or buy it so why bother with such negative comments? The amount of hate on the internet is unreal.

  • Gav

    Who listens to his/her music? S/he is so musically stunted and cheesy.

  • Nate

    Looking forward to Clay’s new CD Tried and True, his summer tour AND his PBS special which will air in August. Clay sings the classics with real power and understands how a song should be sung.

  • LOL

    ew, i do not want to be scrolling down and seeing his face thnx jared

  • Markus

    “fifth studio album” I didn’t even know he made an album



  • ……….wtf

    omg look at his boobs in that pic

  • isabelle

    LOL clay aiken

  • JayZ

    @anna belle.: He has had facial reconstruction surgery as well as botox. And breast implant by the look of it rofl

  • trixie

    This is going to be a great album! Can’t wait to hear it!

  • hanna

    @jay: where is he now? this is the only place i hear/read about him. lol


    He looks like the dodgy doctor/pastor you avoid at all costs.

  • lulu

    Oh, oh, Jared, middle school just dismissed and those w/o a life. Pretty transparent.

  • mugwump

    he’s so f*king UGLY omg

  • Bush

    @lulu: If you want a Clay Aiken shrine, go back to your fansite. This is a public Entertainment Blog.

  • V O G U E

    Um, I’ll pass.

  • Dixi

    I see the lunatics are out in full force today :) Can’t wait to hear this CD, sounds like Clay’s going back to what suits him best. He has the talent to pull off this type of CD. It’s nice when there’s a singer who relies on his voice rather than props (like birds and what not). There’s certainly room for all musical tastes in this world.

  • selena


  • skye

    Clay is continuing his very successful career after a short hiatus after his child was born. 6mil albums sold, 9 successful tours, book NYTimes bestseller, many tv appearances, successful run on Broadway in Spamalot & creating a foundation to help all children be included in activities, and now a new label and album. Very exciting for Clay.

  • Junebug

    Well, the 3rd graders are out in force — again. What else is new?

    This CD by Clay is going to be amazing — there is no one in the business today who can sing as well. He is amazing!

    Too bad that those who post such ugliness will never know what they are missing.

  • Jeff

    I have seen the youtube ad for his PBS Special and heard a few of the snippets from the CD. This is going to be a fantastic summer for Clay Aiken and his fans!

  • QueenB

    @Dixi: Lunatics = Clay Aiken fans.

  • Luluasst

    he has a pbs special coming in august – looking forward to it

  • Allisanna

    I’ve heard the new CD live in concert and was blown away by Clay’s incredible talent. If you’re a fan of great classic music song by a wonderful voice, THIS is the album for you.

  • http://www. $$$$

    how the heck is he still allegedly making music? who signed him?

  • April24

    Really looking forward to June 1 to get this CD. Love the 50′s/60′s look.

  • Judy

    This CD is going to be fantastic. Clay has such a wonderful voice, and singing with a full orchestra will be great. I cannot wait to hear the duet “Crying” with Linda Eder. I heard it at the taping and they harmonize perfectly.

    Hope it’s alright to put Linda’s name in here. I’d hate to see her torn apart by the grade school children here today. Looking forward to the tour and PBS special as well….Great job Clay. We’ve missed you.

  • Llana

    I just heard the snippets from Tried and True album today, talk about upbeat smooth as silk music and voice, cannot wait to hear the whole album.

  • corinne

    This is a great cd — beautiful voice, spectacular arrangements. Heard it live last month. So I have an opinion that is VALID.

  • Judy

    I better rate this

  • Jessy

    Nice picture of Clay! Can’t wait to hear the new songs. He has a great voice.

  • susanor

    LOVE that VOICE…..LOVE Clay Aiken!!!

  • adon

    looking forward to this cd
    saw it in you tube and it is amazing

  • kit

    It’s stunning how the Clay-Haters (I.e., jealous fans of other idols, creepy crawler stalker jp, and homophobes) come out of their underground homes to diss Clay whenever and wherever they can. It won’t work. Clay is such a phenomenal singer, entertainer and humanitarian that no matter how the Haters try, they can’t make his humungus fanbase go away. We LOVE this gorgeous man and always will.

  • Becky

    Clay looks great here! and I can’t wait until June 1st when I can get my hands on this wonderful well engineered album.

  • JOJO

    OOOHHH so many third graders are out in full force today.
    I have watched Clay Aiken’s PBS ad on youtube, he is actually very good, I guess I will watch his special in August.

  • JohnnyBgood

    I am excited about this new album. Clay is a great singer and these songs are perfect for his voice. I can’t wait!!

  • Sharon

    Watched clips of his PBS taping on youtube. If that is any indication of what the cd is like, it’s going to be fabulous.

    He is such a great vocalist. It’s been too long in between cds.

    Cannot wait.

  • DB

    The duet with Linda Eder is so beautiful. “Crying” has been a favorite of mine for a long time and this is the best duet I heard.

  • S Kaye

    Wish those who do not prefer Clay’s singing take their opinions elsewhere. My entire family is a fan of Clay who is a real singer.

    For some reason, the naysayers have to be hateful of someone which is a sad statement about this world today.

    Bring on the new CD and PBS special Clay!!!

  • kallie

    I watched International Media’s clip of the upcoming PBS concert that Clay taped, and it is phenomenal. He is back in very fine form and his happiness is evident in this new direction.

  • Josee

    June 1st cannot come sooner. Clay Aiken has a fantastic voice and this is definitely his genre of music.