Clay Aiken has a busy summer in front of him. The former American Idol has grown up a lot since he was the runner up on the second season of the show.

Two years ago, Clay's whole world changed when he became a father for the first time. In June, he will launch his first tour since his son Parker's August 2008 birth: a co-headlining jaunt with good friend (another former Idol) Ruben Studdard. His fifth album, "Tried and True"comprised of songs from the 50s and 60s that Aiken grew up listening to as a child comes out next week.

Celebenomics took some time to chat with Clay about his tour, his album, branding himself post 'Idol,' how having a baby has made him a savvier business man and how he has managed to never catch an episode of 'Glee.' "With the exception of CNN and the stuff on NBC on Thursday nights and that I don't watch too much TV," he says.