Clay Aiken – Weekend Fun!

Have Fun On The Week-end

On July 14, 2004, Clay Aiken was a guest on CBS for their Summer Concert Series which is part of the Early Show.  Clay’s performance was originally scheduled for  July 7th, but had to be re-scheduled.  Clay was doing the rounds of the talk shows in preparation of his “Not-A-Tour” that started in July.

The studio was crowded and there were more fans there than could make it in to see the concert.  Hosted by Rene Syler, the interview before the concert was animated and interesting.  Much of the conversation was about the impact of Clay’s success on his life.

“It’s like a whirlwind dream,” Clay told Rene.  “It’s fun, you know.  Every day’s different.  Every day’s new and I’m excited all the time.”

Rene asked Clay about his biggest fan and he said it was his mother.  Clay said of his mother:

“I think she always thought I’d do this, more so than I did.  I think she dreamed this for me before I did.  She would probably say that she knew this all along.  So it’s just, for her, I think it’s just what she always expected.  For me, it’s great to have her be able to be a part of it and to make her proud.”

Clay revealed in the interview that he was busy recording a holiday-themed CD that was to be released the following holiday season.  He also was a spokesperson and reader for Stories for Heros, a series of classic children’s stories on CD.  A majority of the proceeds from the sale of the audiobook benefited The Bubel/Aiken Foundation.

For the mini-concert, Clay sang “I Will Carry You”, “Invisible” and “The Way.”  The audience was excited and supportive and the entire program was a great success.

I hope you enjoy this fun video!  It sure looks like Clay was having lots of fun!

This was many years ago…Do you remember this concert?


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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Weekend Fun!

  1. Yes, I remember this wonderful time and Clay’s energy was boundless! I am so glad his Mom was there for him and never gave up on her dream for him! I have this show on tape, too and can relive it whenever I want!

    Thank you for the fine pics and great video!

  2. I wasn't able to watch the morning shows back then so I missed this concert. I wonder: do the folks who make the album choose the back up singers for the 'stars'? Clay always got along so well with Quiana, Angie & Jacob for years of touring and they became close friends.

  3. yes i remember this amazing time and indeed clays energy was boundless im glad that his mother wasthere for clay and she never ever gave upon her dreamfor him

  4. Luckily that day I didn't have to go into work until the afternoon! Great way to start off my day! I was singing that song all the day long in my head and sometimes sung the chorus out loud! Thank you, CANN!

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