|Atlantic Records/Hear it Loud artist, American Idol alum Colton Dixon has debuted his first self-titled EP. COLTON DIXON is already being called “completely addicitve,” and “the sign of an artist that’s comfortable moving into a bolder direction as he evolves as both an artist and a human being.”|
The new EP boasts five brand new tracks all co-written by Colton and some of pop music’s biggest names including the late busbee and ROBOPOP. Dixon’s first single from the EP, “Miracles,” noted as “a bombastic, uplifting, humongous pop tune of the kind we’re desperately in need of right now,” continues to gain momentum at radio and streams each week, currently at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot AC/CHR chart.
Also included is the first love song he’s ever written, dedicated to his wife of four years, Annie. Atwood Magazine exclusively premiered what they described as an “achingly honest outpouring,” and “a vivid display of love and connection” music video for the song. Referring to the track, Dixon told the outlet, “it feels fitting that this song anchors my new EP release as it shows the journey I’ve not only been on in life, but in music too,” adding “I’m so glad we were able to give everyone a bird’s-eye view of my wife, Annie and I’s journey in the new video. Relationships are a gift. No matter the challenges that life brings, one thing that’s certain for us is that we will never stop choosing to love one another.” The Dixon’s are expecting twins this fall, a story PEOPLE has continued to cover.
In support of COLTON DIXON, the singer/songwriter will be busy doing numerous online events starting today with a livestream performance to benefit the Recording Academy’s MUSICCARES COVID19 Relief Fund at 3pm EST on Dixon’s Facebook page. Tomorrow, Dixon will also conduct a SCENES LIVE SESSION at 10pm EST, which can be viewed here.
Starting Monday, May 18, Dixon will perform an acoustic version of each song from his new EP, along with sharing stories behind each of them and letting fans in on the writing process of the EP. Fans can tune in every week night next week at 7pm CST May 18-22 on Instagram Live, @coltondixonmusic.
Who Is Colton Dixon?
Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he was voted a fan favorite and made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox’s hit show AMERICAN IDOL. His career has been on the fast track ever since, now boasting over 100 million streams across all platforms. 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 by a new Christian artist. Dixon is also a Steinway & Sons artist, following in the footsteps of legendary artists such as Harry Connick, Jr. and Billy Joel. Dixon’s sophomore effort, Anchor, included the most played Hot AC single of 2014, “More Of You,” which spent three weeks at No. 1, as well as “Through All of It,” his fourth consecutive No. 1 at Hot AC Radio. In 2013, Dixon won a Dove Award for Best Rock/Contemporary Album Of The Year, along with two additional nominations. In 2015, Anchor was honored with the Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year. Dixon received back-to-back K-LOVE Fan Award nominations for Male Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015, followed by the release of his third studio album Identity, which included the top 5 single “All That Matters,” whose video was premiered by PEOPLE magazine. Colton Dixon has just debuted his first self-titled EP.
More Colton Dixon:
- Colton Dixon’s Self-titled EP on Atlantic Records
- Hollywood Life Premieres Colton Dixon ‘Miracles’ Piano Video
- ‘There is Hope’ Live Facebook Event May 2 with Michael W. Smith, Colton Dixon, More
- Colton Dickson to Perform on Hallmark Drama Channel’s Movieguide Awards
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