Clay's 'wild ride'

Still building connections and networking, Clay Page is grateful for the opportunity to perform for American Idol judges

Clay Page enjoyed his recent “wild ride,” which included a trip to Hawaii and appearances on the national television series, “American Idol.” He considers himself a “working musician” and he believes he is in a good spot with his best music not yet released.

It’s been two years since Clay Page last sat down with The Elberton Star in preparation to kick off 2017’s Summer Concert Series on the Downtown Elberton Square — and a lot has happened in the young musician’s life since then.

The self-proclaimed “country boy” has a new-found fame since 2017. Earlier this year, Clay made a national debut when he was featured on the top-rated television series American Idol as a Top 40 Contestant.

For the first time since gaining a national audience, Clay will take the stage this Saturday at the Elberton Fairgrounds.

What Clay refers to as a “wild ride” all started when he moved to Nashville to chase his music career — a big step he was in the process of pursuing the last time The Elberton Star caught up with him.

“I went to Nashville to build connections and network,” Clay said. “Every night I would go downtown to meet song writers.”

While Clay was playing a “songwriter round” at the exclusive Loews Vanderbilt Hotel during the CMA Music Festival in June last year, his talent was noticed by an executive producer from American Idol, which turned into the opportunity of a lifetime.

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