Clay Aiken – Congrats to Quiana!

On Sunday, Clay Aiken posted an exciting message on Twitter:

Yes ma’am!! @quianaparler just won herself a GRAMMY! Hell yes she did!!! @rankytankymusic

Yes…Quiana Parler and the members of Ranky Tanky brought home a Grammy for the Best Regional Roots Music Album category for its sophomore release “Good Time.”

According to The Post & Courier:

Ranky Tanky specializes in soulful, sparkling folk music that incorporates lots of jazz and gospel and is strongly informed by Gullah tradition. Its name means, roughly, “work it” or “get funky.” Band members consider themselves ambassadors of Gullah culture, and have introduced Gullah language, rhythm and musical practice to audiences throughout Europe and North America.

What an exciting year and a wonderful time!

If you have ever seen or heard Clay Aiken sing, chances are you have also heard Quiana Parler.  Quiana has been a vocalists with Clay since his Independent Tour in 2004.  Quiana has impressed audiences with her amazing vocals and beautiful smile.  Quiana is not only a wonderful performer, but a close friend of Clay.  They certainly make a great team.

Quiana, from Charleston, SC, began her professional career singing for Calvin Gilmore of the “The Carolina Opry”.  According to East Coast Entertainment, Quiana has shared the stage with a diverse array of national artists ranging from Keith Sweat to Kelly Clarkson. She can be heard on albums by Bianca Ryan, Renee Olstead, and, of course, Clay Aiken.  Be sure to attend a Ranky Tanky concert if you have a chance.  I am sure it will be amazing.

Quiana…your talent is amazing.  Clay fans think of you as part of the family. Knowing you enriches our lives.

Clay said:

Quiana is one of THE most amazing vocalists and performers I know. During the last few years of singing on stage with her every night, I‘ve discovered she really brings out the best in everyone!


The following video is one of my favorites.  Clay and Quiana really out-did themselves on Listen.

Did you watch the Grammy’s Sunday Night?

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Comments

  1. Big congratulations to Quiana and to the members of Ranky Tanky! Clay is a big supporter of his friends. Love all the pictures and video of Clay and Quiana! Happy Monday!

  2. Thank you for the pictures and the video. Congratulations to Quiana Parler and the group Ranky Tanky. It is great news that they won a Grammy Award. I did watch the Grammys last night. I love the video that you show. The voices of Clay and Quiana had great range singing together. I wish they would sing together again.

  3. This brings back fond memories of Clay's outdoor concert with the symphony many years ago. He & Quiana seemed to not only sing together beautifully, but to be really good friends. So happy for her & Ranky Tanky.

  4. wow congradulations Quiana and the group ranky tanky clay is indeed abig supporter of his friends and I love the pictures and the video of clay and Quiana singing together listen

  5. I think Quiana has a fantastic voice as well as Clay They sound so good together, Congratulations to Quiana and Ranky Tanky For winning a Grammy. Quiana you always did have a great voice.

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