Sunday, April 25, 2010

Clay Aiken CD Buzz Goes Global

ALBUM PHOTO -- Clay Aiken and the American Tobacco Campus train in Durham, NC, are featured in the first official release from the CD shoot. Photo by Vincent Soyez/graphic by Fountaindawg.

Clay Aiken: Tried & True

CD Photo, Track List Excite Fans

The excitement stemming from Friday's revelation of the first official photo from the Clay Aiken "Tried & True" CD shoot escalated Sunday with an expanded deluxe track list at Amazon, adding "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and bringing the album's song total to 13.

The first event has naturally inspired an outpouring of new designs from graphic artists among Clay Aiken fans. The second added a new song, as well as information about participating musicians on the the much-anticipated album scheduled to be released June 1 by Decca Records.

Amazon Deluxe Track List

1. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
2. What Kind Of Fool Am I?
(featuring jazz saxophonist David Sanborn)
3. It's Only Make Believe
4. Misty
5. Mack The Knife
6. It's Impossible
7. Unchained Melody
8. Suspicious Minds
9. Crying
(duet with Linda Eder)
10. There's A Kind Of Hush
11. Moon River
(featuring Vince Gill)
12. Who's Sorry Now
13. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Fountaindawg's opening graphic of Vincent Soyez's train picture is posted below as clickable regular and wide screen wallpapers:

Cotton's designs of the Vincent Soyez photo shoot picture will enlarge with a click.

T&T photo by Vincent Soyez (Graphic by Cotton)

T&T photo by Vincent Soyez (Graphic by Cotton)

'Tried & True' Scores at Decca Site

The interest in Clay's upcoming CD is reflected in the number of visits to the Decca Records Community.

For example, "Tried & True" is currently #2 on the most viewed products list. #1 is the "Mama Mia!" movie soundtrack. Other top 5 albums have tracks available, and CA fans look forward to the the day "T&T" joins the ranks.

Join the Decca site, and you can post T&T reviews are added at the album link. A map of the Timeless Tour is featured under the Events tab on Clay's page.

Among the suggested albums on Clay's page is Here And Gone by David Sanborn, the featured saxophonist on "Tried & True."

Aiken Photo Promotes B&N Nook

Whether your preference is Kindle, Sony, or Nook, the e-reader most discussed on CA message boards this weekend has been the latter. A photo of the singer taken at Golfing for Inclusion in February is being used to promote the Barnes & Noble e-reader:

CLAY AIKEN AT THE NATIONAL INCLUSION PROJECT - Just before the start of a National Inclusion event held in Florida, singer and actor Clay Aiken stole a few moments backstage to catch up on a little bit of reading on his nook. Clay is a co-founder of the National Inclusion Project.

Cotton's graphic of the photo is clickable:

Barnes & Noble graphic by Cotton

145 Countries Dot 'Carolina' Map

Though unscientific, indicators of Clay's worldwide popularity appear daily in the Carolina blog's ClustrMap and Feedjit Live Feed, which register home countries of this site's visitors. Since December 2007, residents of 145 nations have dropped by this corner of the Internet for the latest Clay Aiken news.

New countries since December 2009 include Iraq (Asia); Tunisia, Mauritania, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, and Angola (Africa); Macedonia, Cyprus, and Armenia (Europe); Saint Kitts and Nevis, Netherlands Antilles, and Nicaragua (North America). Average daily visitors register between 100-500.

WORLDWIDE - Clay Aiken fans span the globe. (Carolina ClustrMap)

The 145 countries representing all continents but Antarctica suggest Clay's fanbase is definitely global with a possible worldwide tour in the offing.

ASIA: Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Micronesia, Oman, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Taipei, Taiwan, Vietnam, Pakistan, Iran, Bahrain, Kuwait, Azerbaijan (Baku), Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, China, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Maldives, Palestinian Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Asia/Pacific Region, Jordan, Nepal, Yemen; Iraq

AFRICA: South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Algeria, Uganda, Mauritius, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, Djibouti, Angola, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Congo, Tunisia, Mauritania, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Angola

Thumbnail Carolina ClustrMap
Click to view larger version.

EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Belgium, Poland, Russian Federation, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, Turkey, Malta, Georgia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sicilia, Andorra, Latvia, European Union, Moldova, Albania, Kazakstan, Macedonia, Cyprus, Armenia

NORTH AMERICA: Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, United States, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Bermuda, Saint Lucia, Guatemala, Nassau, Bahamas, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Anguilla, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua

SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia

AUSTRALIA: Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Solomon Islands

Have a wonderful week, Clay Nation!


For more information on the "Tried and True" photo shoot, see the March 28 Carolina entry: Diary Details Clay Aiken Shoot.


Stephanie said...

WOW!!! I love how there are Clay fans all around the world. Makes my heart smile.

So, so excited about the new CD. I plan on playing it til it wears out, and then buying another copy, playing that until it wears out, buying another copy...It's an endless, beautiful cycle. ;)

claniac24 said...

This is the most exciting time ever in Clay Nation. Carolina, thanks so much for your work in enhancing that excitement. Your blog is SPECTACULAR!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats a long blog, my feed is Portage In.

We added Lancaster to our summer tour schedule since it is only 6 hrs. from Chautauqua.FUN summer

Decca included my favorites from the PBS taping. Who's Sorry Now Clay sings it really pretty.

Have a awesome week.

Hugs Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

It is amazing how many countries your blog has have done such a AMAZING job of spreading the word about OMC. You deserve a medal from Team Clay!!

Well the excitment is sure building, June can not come fast enough for me.

Hope you had a great weekend and there were no storms in your area.


LovesClaysVoice said...

Another wonderful blog Caro! So full of information! I love the new promo pic and the track list really excites me!!! Thanks also for the wonderful graphics!!!

Aspiegirl44 said...

Hi Caro. I am all excited to get T&T. Thanks for sharing the track list. I cant wait to hear Clay singing these songs. Love the graphics by Cotton. Really love the guy in them. :)

Congratulations on so many views. Awesome that so many people from around the world come to read your blog.

Love you Caro and thanks again for a great blog.



Lisa said...

Great blog as always Caro! Almost only one month left of waiting! And I love that picture of Clay at B&N!! :)

Anonymous said...

Really cool Clay has so many fans all over the world.Sure am waiting and excited about the new cd and all the goings on. Hope Clay is enjoying singing and smiles proudly! Thanks ! for the awesome job U do to keep Us enjoying your hard work! Take care, Donna in Wi..

Anonymous said...

Great blog. I am so glad that info about Clay gets all over the world. I do know that Clay has a lot of fans in Asian Countries that would love to have him come there. Maybe this time he really will.

So glad they updated the songs. I love them all and I am glad that "It's Impossible" is back on there. Very exciting times..and I am ready.

SueReu said...

Sorry I didn't comment yesterday, I'm working on a graphic ;)

Great news about Clay's global reach!! Pretty amazing for an entertainer who has had zero international promotion.

Thanks to fountaindawg & Cotton for the great graphics :D

Have a great week!

katy said...

How cool is it that there are fans from all over the world coming to your blog. You're a wonderful representative of Clay Aiken!!

ImGranny said...

Another fantastic blog! It's amazing to see all the countries that have visited your blog to read about Clay Aiken. June will be here before we know it and we will have the new CD. I can't wait!

lulu said...

Loving all the graphics on your blog, especially the train pic with Clay Aiken.

musicfan said...

Caro......What a great blog today!! I love all the graphics and pictures. CLay is so handsome and his fans are so talented.

It is so much fun to see visitors from all over the world. It just proves that CLay needs to tour internationally.

Thank you for the time you spend to make your blog such a great place to visit.

copingincalifornia said...

145 countries? that is awesome Caro!

Anonymous said...

Great blog, I always enjoy reading them!

Sandy said...

We have some of the world's best graphic artists! The pictures are stunning! Congratulations to Fountaindawg and Cotton!

How exciting for you to see visitors viewing your blog from all over the world. I think this is pretty darn amazing! There are quite a few places I have never heard of. I bet you are getting a good Geography lesson looking up all these places!

Have a wonderful week!


anaturegirl said...

It is exciting to see there are fans of Clay Aiken's in so many countries and that this site is here to let them know what is going on. Love the new graphics. Thanks for sharing them. These are exciting times for both Clay and his fans. Decca is sure doing things right with him. So refreshing that the new label "gets him" like we do.

MissSally said...

Clay Aiken + Caro's "way with words", it's easy to see why your blog is a worldwide success.


Anonymous said...

Wow Caro, I am so impressed on how your blog is reaching fans all around the world. Just imagine how your talents have touched so many lives in so many languages in the single language of Clayish in Claytown!!

I love all the buss on Clay's up coming Cd, DVD, concerts and PBS specials. We are all riding on the Claytrain.

Thanks so much for the great blog!

barb 55 said...

Hi, Caro! What a great blog! Woohoo! 145 countries! Congrats and way to go! It's so nice to see Clay fans from so many countries.

I'm happy to about the deluxe CD and glad more songs have been added. 32 days and counting!

Love and hugs,