Colton Dixon Reveals the Details to His Album “Anchor”

Colton Dixon

Season 11 American Idol finalist Colton Dixon is preparing for the release of his much anticipated sophomore album "Anchor" on August 19, 2014.   Unveiling his album cover, it shows a submerged Colton in the bottom of the ocean yet still striving to reach the top.  In many ways the cover is reflective of the songs.  These brand new set of songs, many of whom are co-written by Dixon, will speak of our hope in Christ.  Even though we may find ourselves submerged in an ocean of trials and testing, we can always stil survive if Christ is our anchor. The album is preceded by the lead single "More of You," which has already topped the iTunes' Inspirational chart.

"Anchor" will find Dixon exploring new musical directions as well as tightening the thematic focus of the record.  This project will find Dixon working with producers David Garcia (TobyMac, Mandisa, Newsboys) and Red Decibel (Switchfoot, Kelly Clarkson, Jeremy Camp). And it will also feature Dixon co-writing with renowned songwriters and artists such as David Garcia, Red Decibel, TobyMac, Trevor McNevan (TFK), Matthew West, Ben Glover and Matt Bronleewe.  

"Finally some new music!" shares Colton Dixon. "I'm beyond excited to share what I've been up to since A Messenger. We've explored new territory, new sounds, and new topics for the record, and my hope is that at the end of it all, you feel closer to God than you did when you pressed play."

"Anchor" comes on the heels of Dixon's best-selling debut album "A Messenger," which was released in 2013.  "A Messenger" was also a record breaking set as it had the largest first week sales by a new solo Christian artist making it the top album sold in that market.  He was also the No. 22 best-selling New Artist across all genre; and "A Messenger" was the ninth top selling physical CD sold in all genres in 2013.

In support of "Anchor," Colton is will be appearing at this week's ICRS conference in Atlanta as well as can be seen on all of the major summer festivals including this weekend's Creation Festival in Pennsylvania and ending the summer in September at Disney's Night of Joy.

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