Clay Aiken treats fans to a newly packaged collection of heartfelt songs with Steadfast, to be released March 29th on Decca. Steadfast revisits the best of 2010’s release Tried and True, featuring selected cuts from that record alongside a newly recorded, original song/radio single, “Bring Back My Love.” Rounding out the disc are thoughtful covers of Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” and Connie Francis’, “Who’s Sorry Now.” Steadfast arrives on the heels of Clay’s appearance as a contestant on the upcoming season of NBC’s hit show, “The Celebrity Apprentice,” premiering February 19th.
Steadfast is an extension of the journey Clay Aiken began in 2010 when he chose to record some of his all-time favorite songs from the ’50s and ’60s that he grew up listening to as a child. His emotional connection with the music remained so strong he felt compelled to return to the recordings again and highlight the tracks he was most proud of, including the iconic “Unchained Melody,””Moon River,” featuring Vince Gill on guitar and Perry Como’s “It’s Impossible” to name a few. “These musical gems have stood the test of time, and I am incredibly proud and privileged to have had the opportunity to make them my own,” Aiken explains. “I stand by this recording ‘steadfastly,’ which is why I chose the title and how I feel about moving forward in my career in general — being focused and steadfast” he says.