Colton Dixon turns personal truths, stories, and experiences into universal anthems. He first emerged as a phenomenon after finishing in the top seven on Season 11 of Fox's American Idol. Delivering a series of fan favorite albums, 2013's A Messenger achieved "the biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act" and catapulted into the Top 15 of the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, not to mention, joining the iconic company of Harry Connick, Jr. and Billy Joel as a Steinway & Sons artist. A year later, Anchor yielded his third and fourth #1 hits on Christian Hot AC with "More of You" and "Through It All." In 2017, he returned to #1 on the Christian Albums Chart for the third time. He has collected a pair of Dove Awards in the categories of "Rock/Contemporary Album" and "Recorded Music Packaging." Following an invite from the White House, he also shined at the 2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in addition to performing on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and in the pages of People magazine. During 2020, he embarked on a new chapter with Atlantic Records ignited by the self-titled Colton Dixon EP and runaway hit "Miracles"--one of his most popular tracks to date. 2022 saw him make his show-stopping debut at the Grand Ole Opry in the midst of kicking off another era, and experiencing a creative breakthrough with "Build A Boat." Between the original and duet version with multiplatinum country songstress Gabby Barrett, it reeled in over 20 million streams. It stood out as "the longest running Mediabase Christian AC #1 song of 2022" and locked down #1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart and Christian AC Airplay Chart. People premiered the accompanying music video and hailed it as "inspiring" for its depiction of the work of medical charity Mercy Ships. Now, Dixon captivates once again on his 2023 EP, Canvas [Atlantic Records], introduced by the single "My Light."
Mainstream Potential| Posted February 08, 2013
Colton Dixon is a very talented artist with mainstream potential. I believe his run on American Idol will allow him to reach a much larger audience like Jason Castro and Mandisa.
Pure Heart| Posted February 06, 2013
I find that Colton Dixon has a unique style in the way that he can lead everyone in worship with a song like "You Are" but then go right on rocking away with songs like "Love Has Come for Me." I guess this is because it is reflection of his genuine heart. I do believe that he loves the lord and wants to please him while being a witness to others on this huge platform that the Lord has allowed. You go Colton!