Clay Aiken: Everything You Have?by Vivian Grant
There is a line in one of the better songs from Clay Aiken’s newest, and least memorable, album that carries more of a message than he likely intended. It’s from Everything I Have, and it goes like this: “I can only do my best/I have to trust you with the rest.” Aiken often sings love songs to his audience, as he did in his first tour when he dedicated The Way to them, and in the current tour when he sings Because You Loved Me to them. He might do well, however, when he sings Everything I Have to pay more attention to this particular line. You see, Aiken’s fans are very, very dedicated, and he can trust them - to go to his concerts, to buy his music, to watch any appearance he happens to make on television, to buy his book, to contribute to his charity….