Clay Aiken Hear the Music

LTS cover

Clay Aiken's book, Learning to Sing - Hearing the Music in Your Life is one I have to read or listen to the audio version at least once a year. In fact, I was reading it when Clay opened the great thread of Questions for Clay at the Official Fan Club.

LTS is educational, funny, and sad. No matter what the age of the reader, there is something you can relate to. No wonder it debuted at #2 on the New York Times Hardcover Non-fiction best-seller list and stayed on the list for many weeks after. It was republished in paperback form the next year (2005).


"It doesn't really matter to me how I make a difference, I just want to make sure that I do." Clay Aiken








"There's probably no better way to change the world and promote peace than to improve the lives of children. "
Clay Aiken for UNICEF


Proud of Your Boy
Clay Aiken - Aladdin

Clay Aiken Proud of Your Boy


April has gone out with a bang with a super week! It started out with Clay "talking" with us at the OFC, answering questions every day and his wonderful blog with the awesome gift of "Just You". Then we got the treat of new photos, and news of Clay to participate in David Foster Concert Celebration on Saturday, May 9 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to everyone able to attend!

The Best is Yet to Come!




fgs said...

You mentioned the Q&A thread at the OFC then when I saw the picture of LTS I remembered that Clay was asked about his favorite photo shoot. His answer was the pictures from the cover of LTS. I couldn't remember which picture it was, so thanks for the reminder!

Enjoyed the blog and your graphics as always. I haven't heard POYB for awhile, nice to hear it again.

SueReu said...

Morning Ashes!!!

Learning to Sing is one of my favorite books. An amazing insight into a man who has certainly had his share of difficulties in life. There is something for everyone, from child to adult.

Thanks for the gorgeous blends!! Love the new Salon pictures :D

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

clayam said...

I Loved reading Clay Aiken's book, it is an inspiration, this young man could have easily become an unproductive member of society given all the bullying he received as a child, but instead he chose to help the children of the world.

musicfan said...

I used Clay's book in my classroom. It was amazing how the kids reacted to the book. It caused much discussion.

Thank you for this beautiful blog. I always enjoy visiting here.

Carolina Clay said...


Wonderful blog about Clay's excellent memoir, "Learning To Sing." Handsome graphics and a reprise of the beautiful "Proud of Your Boy" -- awesome!

Thank you for your kind remarks in the Carolina blog. Have a super weekend!


CCOL4HIM said...

I go away and Clay does something on the OFC. Got a new computer, internet didn't work right. It was a simple setting. Internet repairman came yesterday morning. Finally read all the thread. Great blog!Got to get Clack on the new puter-LOL! Take care & God bless. Love always, Cynthia

PaulaBear said...

I hope Clay Aiken writes another book. There must be so many stories to tell of what he has been through over the last six years. I think it would be a fascinating read!

Anonymous said...

Very fun watching that video . Thanks . I always look forward to your pages and enjoy each and every one of them!! Thanks so much! Donna in Wi.

ImGranny said...

Thanks for the great blog! I loved reading "Learning to Sing" and I hope Clay Aiken writes another book at some point. It would be interesting to hear about his life since "American Idol."

Tracy said...

Hi Ashes,

I admit... I haven't been keeping up with your blogs (sorry). But...as usual, this is fantastic! I love LTS. I have the book, downloaded the audio version from audible.com and just recently downloaded it to my Kindle 2!! It's ALL good!! (♥ hearing him narrate though!) Your blends are spectacular...as usual :)

Have a wonderful weekend ♥

Deona said...

Clay Aiken's wrote a very thoughtful book that I think many could relate to. And he certainly has gone far in fulfilling his goal to make a difference!

dee said...

... sigh ... that performance of POYB gives me chills . I love it .

Thanks for the reminder about LTS also . I have been wanting to reread it and at this busy time I think the cd in my car would be perfect .

Happy May Day !

Anonymous said...

I love Learning to Sing. It was heart wrenching and hilarious at the same time.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,

I love the video.....I have not seen it in ages, Thank You for putting it is your AWESOME blog. "Proud of Your Boy" makes me feel all warm and fuzzy....Love it!!

Although I don't like Las Vegas that much, sure would like to be there on May 9th. lol

Have a GREAT Weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes, As always, what a wonderful blog. Thanks for the trip down memory lane as well as keeping me up to date on what is current in the life of Clay Aiken. I did get treated to some of the conversation on the OFC thread. I wish I could have participated. I love the new pictures of Clay, and as usual, your blends are superb.

Have a wonderful weekend.


T said...

Great blog! Hope Clay comes out with another book. Wow! Your graphics are fantastic. Love what you did with those background red effects on the first one. So glad that you featured the video of "Proud of Your Boy" -- one of my favorites.

It's always a pleasure visiting your blog. Thanks so much.

Cheers and happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

nice addition!

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