Despite the apparent change in the music scene, Daughtry is still doing pretty well. The band's latest record, "Break The Spell," hit stores in late November and was certified gold by the middle of December.
The singer said he and his band are very happy with the new record.
"It's a little more up tempo," he said. "There's a little more movement to it."
So far the record has performed admirably, selling around 450,000 copies, but that's still a long way from the nearly 5 million copies his debut album sold. Nevertheless, the singer hopes the cycle changes again and seems to be willing to wait it out.
He laughed, "I just don't see us doing dance music anytime soon."
He said he doubted the band would ever do a duet with Katy Perry.
At the very least, Daughtry is doing his part to encourage people to come back to his kind of rock. His band has toured heavily in the U.S. through the spring and summer, and he's found time to meet with fans outside of the music world.
In July, the self-avowed Batman fanatic got a chance to go to Comic-Con in San Diego.
"I was there because I'm working with [DC Comics'] 'We Can Be Heroes' campaign, but also for my own selfish reasons: to look at nerd stuff."
Daughtry serves as ambassador for the campaign, which raises funds and awareness to help end hunger in the horn of Africa. Earlier this year, his band released a version of its original song, "Rescue Me," as a special download on iTunes.
"A hundred percent of the profits went to help get them food, water and so forth," he said.
The singer said he's seen "The Dark Knight Rises" three times and is very proud that he got a song, "Drown In You" on the "Batman: Arkham City" video game soundtrack.
After his band finishes the current tour, it's off to Europe for two months with Nickelback.
"It's our third time out with Nickelback," Daughtry said. "Those guys are like family to us."
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.