PEOPLE.COM SHARES EXCLUSIVE FIRST PICS OF COLTON DIXON’S TWINS; PERSONAL STORY OF DAUGHTER’S SCARY BIRTH
Colton Dixon Welcomes Twins
|On August 18, Colton Dixon and wife Annie welcomed identical twin daughters Ava “Dior” Dixon and Athens Elizabeth Dixon. Today, PEOPLE.COM exclusively unveiled the first photos of the little ladies while sharing the story about Dior’s scary entry into the world and how Dixon relied on his faith when her arrival didn’t go according to plan.|
After about 30 hours of labor and an emergency cesarean section, Dior was born without a pulse, and as Dixon noted to PEOPLE, “In that moment, we had a choice: faith or fear,” says the singer. “We watched and prayed as the doctors and nurses resuscitated our daughter back to life.”
Colton Dixon’s daughter Dior
“After several days in the NICU, Dior was able to join us at home, happy and healthy. That was a great day,” he adds. “Life doesn’t always happen the way we want it to, but we believe that life is more about the way we respond to things than what happens to us. We thank God and our amazing doctors and nurses for our two little miracles.”
Colton Dixon’s daughters Dior and Athens; Photo: @DARLINGJULIETPHOTO /JULIA COX
|Dixon and Annie have shared the pregnancy from day one with PEOPLE (as well as their engagement, wedding and honeymoon), and Dixon says the experience has given him newfound poignancy to his current hit song “Miracles“: “To be honest, this recent journey has given the song a whole new meaning to me.” Following a six week streak at No. 1 on Hot AC/CHR, the song is continuting to make strides each week, currently NO. 13 on the National Christian Audience Chart, and AC Indicator, as well as No.14 on AC Monitored|
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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. His latest, critically-acclaimed, self-titled EP, boasting this hit single “Miracles,” is available now.
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