Clay Aiken Highlight of Carter Gala

On June 15, 2004, Clay Aiken was the headline performer at the 1st Annual Gala Celebration for the Rosalynn Carter Institute.  The Gala was held at Atlanta Symphony Hall, in Atlanta, GA.  Danica Tisdale, Miss Atlanta 2004 was also a performer on the program.

Clay sang four songs that night; The Way, I Will Carry You, Invisible, and Bridge Over Troubled Water. The Lee County Middle School Choir from Leesburg, GA joined Clay in the performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water and the audience really enjoyed the collaboration.

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) was established in 1987 on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) in Americus, Georgia. The RCI was formed in honor of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, an alumna of GSW, to enhance her long-standing commitments to human development and mental health.

According to the Gala program:

This RCI Gala celebrates caregivers and the critical role thy play in life, touching so many of us on so many levels and affiruming fo rus all the worth found in providing quality care. It recognizes their successes and underscores the selflessness that renders their care so genuine.

The following videos are of Clay, performing at the Carter Gala.







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15 thoughts on “Clay Aiken Highlight of Carter Gala

  1. Musicfan123,

    Thank you for a wonderful look back. Clay Aiken performed beautifully at the Carter Gala.

    Many thnx for your support of the Carolia blog. Have a super week!


  2. I’ve not seen these videos either. On BOTW I keep trying to move the screen so I could see him better on the large video screeen. LOL. I loved seeing these videos of Clay Aiken. Thank you I could listen to him all day.

  3. I, also, have never seen these video’s of the Carter Gala. I loved Bridge Over Troubled Waters. What a voice on that one. Of course, they were all good and he sure did look handsome in that suit. Thank you very much.

  4. Where have I been? I’ve never seen these clips either…..I’ve seen pictures…but never the videos…

    Thank you so much CANN…Gosh, when Clay sings BOTW, I tell you…that lower register is just amazing….


  5. Wow! Thank you for posting these. It’s been ages since I’ve seen them, Clay was outstanding that night–as always!
    Particularly BOTW, my favourite.

  6. Today I got Clay’s book, Clay Aiken : Lerning to Sing, it’s an inspirational book that i’ve had aver! Good to read, i enjoyed it…

    Clay is talanted, he’s a real WORLD IDOL…

    Caca fr Jakarta, INA xxx

  7. Hi again Yasmina!!! Learning to Sing is a wonderful book!!!

    I’ve never seen those clips either! Clay Aiken looked and sounded FANTASTIC that night!!!!

  8. Nice nice niiiice!! I love watching the older stuff I haven’t seen for a while. I don’t know that I ever actually saw those before. thanks CANN.

  9. Thaks for sharing these videos. I forget about some of different events Clay’s been involved in these past 6 years. It’s nice to be reminded of them.

  10. Wow! Amazing videos of one amazing singer, Clay Aiken. Greatest voice on the planet. Thank you for posting these. What a treat!

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