The smooth soulful stylings of Ruben Studdard are a natural fit for singing Luther Vandross. Ruben joins host Robin Milling to talk about his new CD, 'Ruben Sings Luther,' which is not only a tribute to the late singer but also a special gift to his mother who always played Luther around the house in Alabama when Ruben was just a kid.
Ruben tells Robin about the recording of Luther's music which includes his 'Velvet Tedd Bear' stamp on classics like Here and Now, Always and Forever, and Never Too Much.
Ruben could never get enough of music. He joined a fraternity Phi Mu Alpha from Alabama A&M University that nurtured his love of singing and made lifelong friends.
The second season American Idol winner shares his advice on staying focus well after you make it to Hollywood.
Sharing that feeling of success gave Ruben the desire children who have the same dreams and goals through his foundation for children in the arts: sending them to music camp and setting up invaluable scholarships.
Far beyond the music, Ruben maintains a humbleness and warmth that is contagious.