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 289 million streams, as of 2023.
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’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 released his 3rd full length album, Identity, in 2017, with the single “All That Matters.” This album was all about experimenting with sound: the fusion of pop elements with Dixon’s traditional alternative-rock sound.
During 2020, he embarked on a new chapter with the self-titled Colton Dixon EP and runaway hit ”Miracles” -one of his most popular tracks to date. After a perfect pregnancy,” his wife labored for over thirty hours with their twins: Dior and Athens. Dior arrived without a pulse, yet medical staff resuscitated her as mom and dad prayed Intently. Following a few days in the NICU, she went home for the first time In her parents’ arms. This experience and fatherhood changed Colton in the best of ways.
In between acclimating to fatherhood, he wrote and recorded the EP.
Kicking off this era, he experienced a creative breakthrough with “Build A Boat” In 2022. Between the original and duet version with multiplatinum country songstress Gabby Barrett. It reeled In over 30 million streams (and counting). It also stood out as “the longest running Mediabase Christian AC #l song of 2022′ and locked down No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart and Christian AC Airplay Chart for 10 weeks. People premiered the accompanying music video and hailed it as ‘”inspiring'” for its depiction of the work of medical charity Mercy Ships.
In 2023, he heralds the EP with the single “My light,” penned by the team behind “Build A Boat,” Swedish songwriter’s Robin Sternberg and Johan Undbrant, along with Dixon, Pete Becker, Dan Caplan, Seth Mosley. This single is a forerunner to his new EP Canvas, released in April of 2023.