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  • "All That Matters" from Identity (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Anchor" from Anchor
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  • "Back To Life (BLRZ Remix)" from The Calm Before the Storm
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  • "Brand New Life" from Identity (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Build A Boat" from Build A Boat (Single)
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  • "Build a Boat (Acoustic)" from Build a Boat (Acoustic) (Single)
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  • "Can't Quit You" from Colton Dixon EP
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  • "Devil Is A Liar" from Colton Dixon EP
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  • "Down" from Identity (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Echo (Neon Feather Remix)" from The Calm Before the Storm
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  • "Jingle Bells" from Jingle Bells - Single
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  • "Let It Snow" from Let It Snow (Single)
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  • "Limitless (Acoustic)" from The Calm Before the Storm
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  • "Made To Fly" from Made To Fly (Single)
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  • "Miracles" from Colton Dixon EP
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  • "Miracles (Piano Version)" from Miracles (Piano Version) (Single)
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  • "More of You" from Anchor
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  • "My Light" from Canvas EP
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  • "Never Gone" from A Messenger
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  • "Never Gone" from A Messenger: Expanded Edition
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  • "No Greater Love" from Identity (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Our Time Is Now" from Anchor
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  • "THE BODY (Instrumental) (Deluxe)" from Identity (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "THE MIND (Instrumental) (Deluxe)" from Identity (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "The Other Side" from Identity (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "THE SPIRIT (Instrumental) (Deluxe)" from Identity (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Through All of It" from Anchor
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  • "You Are" from A Messenger
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    Latest News
    Colton Dixon Announces Upcoming EP
    (Monday, February 27, 2023)
    Gabby Barrett Joins Colton Dixon on New Version of Hit Track
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2023)
    Colton Dixon Announces Spring 2023 Tour
    (Wednesday, January 18, 2023)
    Colton Dixon's Latest Single Becomes the Longest Running Mediabase AC #1 Single of 2022
    (Friday, December 09, 2022)
    Colton Dixon's Wife, Annie, Releases Debut Pop Single
    (Monday, November 14, 2022)
    Colton Dixon Receives Standing Ovations During Grand Ole Opry Debut
    (Friday, October 28, 2022)
    Colton Dixon and Premiere New Music Video
    (Thursday, September 01, 2022)
    Colton Dixon and John Cooper of Skillet Announce Upcoming Appearance on PureFlix Series
    (Wednesday, June 22, 2022)
    Colton Dixon Announces Fall Tour
    (Tuesday, August 24, 2021)
    Colton Dixon Celebrates Twin Daughters' First Birthday
    (Friday, August 20, 2021)
    Danny Gokey Announces Fall Tour
    (Thursday, July 22, 2021)
    Colton Dixon Talks With PEOPLE.COM
    (Sunday, June 20, 2021)
    Colton Dixon Debuts New Music Video
    (Wednesday, May 12, 2021)
    Colton Dixon Debuts New Single 'Made To Fly,' appears on Fox And Friends
    (Tuesday, March 23, 2021)
    Multi-Platinum Rockers Skillet Announce Spring 2021 Headline Tour Dates
    (Tuesday, March 16, 2021)
    Winners Announced During Live 2-Hour 9th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards Ceremony
    (Thursday, February 25, 2021)
    Colton Dixon's "Miracles" Hits Top 5
    (Friday, December 04, 2020)
    American Idol's Colton Dixon To Release Christmas Single "Let It Snow"
    (Friday, October 16, 2020)
    Colton Dixon Announces Birth Of Twin Girls
    (Monday, August 24, 2020)
    Skillet To To Host Two-Night Drive-In Concert At H-E-B Center In Cedar Park, TX
    (Thursday, August 13, 2020)
    Colton Dixon's "Miracles" Hits Number 1
    (Thursday, May 28, 2020)
    Colton Dixon's "Completely Addictive" Self-Titled EP Out Now
    (Sunday, May 17, 2020)
    Colton Dixon To Release Self Titled EP With Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud
    (Sunday, March 29, 2020)
    People Magazine Shares Exclusive Colton Dixon Baby News
    (Thursday, February 13, 2020)
    Colton Dixon's "Miracles" Creates A Buzz
    (Tuesday, February 11, 2020)
    Colton Dixon Announces New Single, "Miracles," Jan. 24
    (Wednesday, January 15, 2020)
    Watch Colton Dixon Perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting this Monday
    (Friday, December 06, 2019)
    Colton Dixon To Perform at 2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    (Monday, December 02, 2019)
    Building 429 Releases New Lyric Video For Latest Single 'Be With Us Now'
    (Thursday, September 15, 2016)
    Building 429 Releases Live Music Video For 'Unashamed' On 4/29
    (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    BEC Recordings' All Things New Premieres Music Video For New Single "Believe"
    (Tuesday, April 19, 2016)
    Colton Dixon Nearly Unrecognizable Before 'Idol' Return (April Fools 2016)
    (Friday, April 01, 2016)
    Colton Dixon Returning To American Idol Stage To Perform Live At Series Finale April 7
    (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Helps Colton Dixon Surprise Wife Annie For Valentines Day With UBER Serenade In Nas
    (Friday, February 12, 2016)
    TobyMac Announces Hits Deep Tour 2016, Presented by K-LOVE/Air1 and Food for the Hungry
    (Friday, January 15, 2016)
    Colton Dixon Marries Annie Coggeshall In Nashville
    (Tuesday, January 12, 2016)
    Colton Dixon To Perform LIVE on FOX & Friends
    (Thursday, November 12, 2015)
    Adam Cappa Gets Married
    (Tuesday, September 15, 2015)
    Colton Dixon Engaged
    (Friday, September 11, 2015)
    Love And The Outcome Expecting First Child In February
    (Friday, August 07, 2015)
    TobyMac Shoots Music Video For New Song
    (Tuesday, August 04, 2015)
    Natalie Grant Appears On The Cover Of First For Women
    (Tuesday, July 28, 2015)
    Jeremy Rosado Prepares to Release Debut Album Heartbeat
    (Monday, July 27, 2015)
    Ryan Stevenson's Niece and Nephew Name New Puppy TobyMac
    (Thursday, July 23, 2015)
    Hawk Nelson Crashes Fan's Wedding
    (Wednesday, July 22, 2015)
    Jason Crabb's Hometown Names Road After Him
    (Tuesday, July 21, 2015)
    Colton Dixon Announces New Dual EPs
    (Monday, July 20, 2015)
    Owl City Performs On The Today Show
    (Thursday, July 16, 2015)
    Colton Dixon Meets Tim Tebow
    (Wednesday, July 15, 2015)
    Francesca Battistelli's Holy Spirit Goes #1
    (Thursday, June 25, 2015)
    Colton Dixon Releases "Through All Of It" Music Video On
    (Tuesday, June 23, 2015)
    Sanctus Real In The Studio To Work On New Songs
    (Wednesday, June 17, 2015)
    Chris Tomlin Reveals Details Of New Live Christmas Record
    (Saturday, June 13, 2015)
    Colton Dixon Hangs Out With Brandon Heath and Mac Powell
    (Wednesday, June 10, 2015)
    American Idol To End In 2016
    (Monday, May 11, 2015)
    Finding Favour Wraps Recording New Album
    (Thursday, March 05, 2015)
    Matt Redman and Passion Record Live Album at Abbey Road Studios
    (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)
    Natalie Grant Re-purposes a Kiddie Pool in Snowed In Nashville
    (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)
    Matthew West Announces Tour with Colton Dixon to Celebrate Release of Upcoming Album Live Forever
    (Tuesday, February 17, 2015)
    Sleeping At Last Featured in Superbowl Commercial
    (Tuesday, February 03, 2015)
    Kirk Franklin Celebrates 45th Birthday and 19th Wedding Anniversary
    (Monday, January 26, 2015)
    Carman Raising Funds for Biker Week Concert in Daytona Beach
    (Wednesday, December 10, 2014)
    Colton Dixon: Ping-Pong Champion!
    (Tuesday, November 18, 2014)
    Colton Dixon's "More Of You" Becomes His Best Charting Song Yet
    (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    Colton Dixon Debuts New Music Video For "More Of You"
    (Thursday, July 17, 2014)
    Colton Dixon Reveals Details of New Album
    (Saturday, June 21, 2014)
    More Than 30,000 Pack The Georgia Dome For A Record-Breaking Winter Jam
    (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)
    Winter Jam to Hit Georgia Dome for Biggest Show Yet
    (Thursday, January 16, 2014)
    EXCLUSIVE: Derek Minor Drops New Track Featuring Colton Dixon
    (Sunday, January 12, 2014)
    Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular Reveals Star-Studded Lineup
    (Monday, October 28, 2013)
    Special Guests Attended Grace Unplugged Screening
    (Friday, October 04, 2013)
    Colton Dixon
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    As life changes, art changes in tandem. Colton Dixon mirrors this transformation in his music. Expanding the scope of his signature sound for the first time, he imparts life's ebbs and flows into an empowering, engaging, and enigmatic take on pop referential of his catalog, yet evolved and steeped in newfound inspiration. Acclaimed by everyone from People to Billboard and streamed over 100 million times to date, the award-winning and history-making singer, songwriter, and producer channels such growth into his 2020 EP and debut for Atlantic Records, the self-titled Colton Dixon. Following a three-year break, he returns with a new sound informed by true experiences.

    "A lot of spiritual growth happened in these last few years," he admits. "My faith was tested in a way I never saw coming, but we pushed through and here we are. I've landed on a style that complements the gifts God has given me. I've settled into a sound that feels authentic to who I am and what I love. I feel like I'm in a space now that I can comfortably live in, create in, and truly be me in."

    In order to find this space, he challenged himself to not only adapt to personal and professional changes, but also pursue them. He signed to Atlantic Records and flew out to Los Angeles for dozens of writing sessions. Not only would Colton Dixon be his debut for the label, but it also marked his first time working with producers such as Robopop [Maroon 5, Lana Del Rey] and Grant Averill [The Holdup], to name a few. Under the influence of everyone from OneRepublic and Imagine Dragons to Adele, Justin Bieber, Lauv, and Shawn Mendes, he embraced the creative ecosystem.

    "I've written so many songs over the past three years," he says. "Even though the world probably won't hear them all, I enjoyed every session.  I've gotten to write with people from all different beliefs and walks of life. We were able to have real conversations about faith, family, struggles, and life, in general. I hope these songs reflect those conversations and inspire you to have conversations of your own."

    The conversation starts by way of the single "Miracles." An unshakable groove pulsates underneath hypnotic and honest verses before swinging towards an arena-size chant on the chorus as Colton asks, "How do miracles just happen like that?" The upbeat bounce belies a much deeper meaning.

    "'Miracles' is a song that has meaning and depth, but it just feels fun musically," he elaborates. "Some things are more than coincidence. I believe there is a God who loves you and looking out for you. I'm pointing out to others that there's more to life than meets the eye. I believe miracles happen all around us. I'd like to encourage all of us to slow down a bit, so we can see and appreciate the miracles for what they are."

    It also serves as a powerful conclusion to a longstanding collaboration with the late busbee [P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Jon Bellion]. Their partnership dates back to Colton's first #1 "You Are." On the day of the "Miracles" session, he snapped a Polaroid next to the songwriter and producer that holds a special significance for him much like the single does. "busbee was the best," Colton smiles. "He made it a point to always hear my vision for what we were writing. He'd bring his expertise to it. I really appreciate how he took the time to understand and support what I wanted to do. We're all going to miss him very much."

    Elsewhere on the EP, handclaps, airy bass, and auto-tuned vocal echoes bring "edgy dark pop energy" to "Devil Is a Liar" where "the music changes." Over synth swells and buzzing 808s rather than guitars, the Robopop-produced "Wanderer" hinges on a robust chant. Then, there's the follow-up single "Can't Quit You." Finger-snaps and skittering percussion build towards a seismic pop hook. He adds, "It's a fun song about how I can't shake the fact I'm in love with my wife." Between bold piano chords, "Not Goodbye" deals with loss with the affirmation, "It's 'See you again, not goodbye'," he remarks. 

    For as much as the sound progresses, he clings to a perennial theme. "There are several themes on the EP, but it all goes back to hope," states Colton. "My goal is to spread hope. I see a lot of people looking for hope, and I'd love to come alongside of them and show support. I've learned so much about love.  Love isn't always a feeling.  Love is a commitment. Love sometimes means sacrifice. I'm glad I've had the opportunity to write about some of these things in the project. It's really me."

    The world first got to know Colton when he surged to the Top Seven on Season 11 of American Idol. Crowned "Fan Favorite" by audiences, he formally kicked off his solo career with A Messenger in 2013. It made chart history by earning "the biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act" in addition to gracing the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200 and soaring to #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. A year later, he returned with Anchor. The single "More of You" held the number one spot on Hot AC for three weeks straight and "Through It All" became his fourth #1 at the format. 2017's Identity marked his third consecutive #1 one debut on the Christian Albums Chart.  Along the way, he garnered two Dove Awards for "Rock/Contemporary Album" and "Recorded Music Packaging" and received a pair of K-LOVE Fan Award nominations in the category of "Male Artist of the Year." 2019 saw him perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Invited by the White House and broadcast on Reelz and Ovation, he joined an all-star cast of fellow stars such as Jessie James Decker and more.

    On the 2020 EP and beyond, Colton now carries on a very powerful conversation that will ring out for a long time to come. "I would be honored if my music was a pick-me-up," he leaves off. "What is it that you're struggling with?  Loss of a loved one?  Depression?  Bullying? Whatever it is, I'd be honored to talk with you about it. Even if we don't have the opportunity to meet, I hope my music can point you in the right direction to answering some of life's questions."

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    favorite Colton Dixon song | Posted October 01, 2014
    I really like "Never Gone."

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    A Bright Future | Posted September 26, 2014
    Talented and worshipful vocalist, meaningful lyrics, and beautiful music. :) My personal favorite so far is 'Our Time Is Now'.

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    hello | Posted September 26, 2014

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    AWESOME!!! | Posted September 23, 2014

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    Great Guy! | Posted September 16, 2014
    I've been a fan of Colton Dixon since before American Idol. I live about forty five minutes from Murfreesboro Tennessee where he is from so I used to watch him even before American Idol. I first saw him singing at MTSU and at local bars and he was amazing then. When I saw him on American Idol I was super excited for him and stayed voting for him each week. When he got voted off I wasn't sure how to feel. I'm glad he got a record deal out of hit and his singing. He's a great singer and I've liked every song he's ever done. Saw him in concert with Lecrae, Derek Minor, Plumb and Thousand Foot Krutch several months back for the first time and I'm glad I did he was excellent.

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    This guy knows his stuff. | Posted September 15, 2014
    His song "More of You" really hits home with me because I feel like there was a time in my life where I wasn't with God. I felt empty and I was taking life into my own hands. And, here was Colton, and he made a song about my life and struggles. I love the song.

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    A Good Christian Heartthrob | Posted September 02, 2014
    God bless your affinity for good hair, killer taste, as well as an infatuating voice for those Christian tweens to fall for.

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    Live review | Posted September 30, 2013
    Pretty much boring live.

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    He rocks. | Posted February 25, 2013
    Point blank. I don't know what else to say about him lol :P His newest CD shows jsut how strong he is in his faith and I love it!

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    Good | Posted February 13, 2013

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