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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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  • "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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  • "Limitless (Acoustic)" from The Calm Before the Storm
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  • "Miracles" from Miracles (Single)
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  • "More of You" from Anchor
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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 And Wife Annie Expecting First Child
    (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)
    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)
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    Colton Dixon's 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album of 2013 by a new Christian artist and the No. 9 best selling album of 2013 in the Christian genre overall. A Messenger also became the No. 22 best-selling album across all genres that same year, while Dixon was still reeling from his highly publicized seventh place finish on Season 11 of American Idol.

    Awards and accolades followed. Colton received three Dove Award nominations, winning for Best Contemporary/Rock Album, and he was nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the 2014 KLOVE Fan Awards. Colton also racked up two No. 1 radio singles in 2013 and toured with Third Day, TobyMac and Josh Wilson. And he was recently named an Official Steinway Artist by the legendary piano maker.

    It was a dream debut, but Idol fame can be fleeting without a strong foundation and a solid sense of who you are as an artist and a person. Fortunately, as Colton Dixon readies his sophomore project, Anchor (August 19, 19 Recordings/Capitol CMG), he's as grounded as ever, with his feet planted firmly in faith and family and a clear idea of where he's headed artistically.

    Despite all the life-changing opportunities of the past few years, Colton is still pretty much the same guy that left Tennessee for Hollywood. Home base is still in Murfreesboro, which speaks as much to his grounded foundation as it does to his hectic schedule. While Colton's parents were always extremely supportive, a career in music wasn't a given. A self-described "sports guy," his early interests included soccer, hockey and baseball. His dad coached his little league team, and Colton loved the pitcher's mound and the psychological aspects of the game.

    As kids, he and his sister Schyler would regularly perform for their parents, but the music gene wasn't necessarily something that was inherited. It was actually a passion that grew slowly and steadily. An aunt who taught piano talked Colton's parents into signing him up for lessons when he was eight. It was hardly love at first sight. In fact, like many kids, he grew to hate those structured sessions, but they gave him a musical foundation that would take him places he couldn't even begin to imagine back then. At age 13, he sang in public for the first time, and that's when everything finally began to fall into place.

    His earlier athletic pursuits gave way to activities like school choir and songwriting. Throughout his teen years, the piano became his escape. "Some people journal, some vent to other people, I liked sitting behind a piano, playing what I felt," he shares.

    A talented elementary school best friend named Paul became Colton's first songwriting partner. They wrote together and it was, well, terrible. "If anyone says their first song was great, they're lying to you!" Colton says with a laugh. But those early songwriting sessions taught him how to put melody and words together and paint a picture. Eventually, he and Paul would form the band Messenger, along with Schyler. Like most Christian teens with musical aspirations, they got their start leading worship for their church's youth group.

    If music hadn't worked out, Colton probably would have gone into ministry. His passion for inspiring people and meeting them where they are may have been put to use pastoring a church, leading worship full-time or serving as a youth minister. Instead, music just happens to be the tool God gave him to minister to others.

    "I have a strong passion for my generation, to motivate them to the keep the torch lit," he says. That passion plays a starring role on the new album. After the first record, he realized how easy it was to get distracted, to drift from where he needed to be. That's where the title Anchor came from. That tendency to drift wasn't something unique to him. Colton knew that others would relate, and that he could encourage listeners by being honest about his own struggles.

    As he began writing, Colton felt more at home with the process on his second outing and the music definitely benefits. He co-wrote with renowned songwriters and artists such as Trevor McNevan (TFK), Matthew West, TobyMac, Ben Glover, Matt Bronleewe and the album's producers. He already knew many of them so that awkward phase was gone, allowing for much more honesty in the room this time around.

    Not that there weren't some awe-inducing moments. "I was so nervous to write with Toby," Colton recalls. "He walked into the room and I could barely speak, saying, 'Hello, Mr. Mac.'" The veteran artist quickly put Colton at ease, though, and their sessions yielded tracks like "Our Time Is Now," which has become a favorite to play live. TobyMac even lent his voice to the tune.

    Recorded in Nashville's Berry Hill neighborhood, a creative hub dotted with recording studios, Anchor was produced by David Garcia (TobyMac, Mandisa, Newsboys) and Red Decibel (Switchfoot, Kelly Clarkson, Jeremy Camp). On it, Dixon explores not just new topics, but new sonic territory as well.

    As an artist, Colton's style is dramatic, and he's not afraid to take risks. The result is a diverse record that relies on a variety of unique elements. You'll hear metal breakdowns, full-on classic rock, piano-driven vocals and everything in between. He describes "Loud & Clear" as sounding like "Chris Daughtry on steroids," while lead single "More Of You" has an almost worship vibe that took everyone involved by surprise.

    The end product is an edgy rock record with appeal that crosses generational lines to have mass appeal. Audiences that were granted an early preview of the new album have responded even more enthusiastically than Colton had hoped. But in the end, its not just about making music that is fun to listen to - the goal is to create songs that have the ability to inspire listeners.

    Or as Colton explains it, "My hope is that at the end of it all, you feel closer to God than you did when you first pressed 'play.'"

    Colton played to more than 500,000 people in 2013, and his 2014 tour schedule will place him in front of more than 800,000 people by year's end.

    At one point, Dixon toyed with switching to guitar. "You can't take a piano to the beach, so I tried to learn guitar," he says. "It lasted about a week." In the end, he realized he just felt really comfortable behind the piano.

    In spring 2012, Colton placed seventh in Season 11 of American Idol, appearing alongside contestants Jessica Sanchez and winner Phillip Phillips. During his time on Idol Colton covered hits by Billy Joel, Coldplay, Switchfoot, Lady GaGa and Daughtry.

    Performing was a family affair from an early age. "My sister was singing before I ever thought about it," Dixon recalls. "Every night we would put on a show for our parents -- everything from 'N Sync to Michael Jackson to you name it. I tried to steal her thunder, but she always grabbed the spotlight. I pray those videos never surface!"

    Dixon was named the third Fan-favorite American Idol Contestant of all time in Ryan Seacrest's online contest.

    Anchor was written and recorded in between Dixon's non-stop touring schedule.

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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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