Nashville, Tenn. (October 14, 2015) — Colton Dixon’s 2014 release ANCHOR was presented with the award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year during the sold-out 46th Annual Dove Awards at Lipscomb University. This is Dixon’s second time winning Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year as he took home the award in 2013 for his debut album, A Messenger.
“Absolutely shocked and honored to accept this award,” Dixon said. “Beyond blessed by the people that surround me daily in this industry as well as my family who’ve been my support system from the beginning. I’m ecstatic that we get to do what we do for the King!!!!”
ANCHOR includes 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. The album’s next single, “Limitless,” will go for adds in November at Christian radio.
Following the success of ANCHOR, Dixon recently released dual EPs Calm and Storm, which catapulted to the top of the iTunes Christian Albums Chart as Calm took the No. 1 spot. Storm was close behind, landing in the chart’s top six albums. The two EPs also combined to create The Calm Before The Storm, available in physical format only.
Dixon is currently touring alongside GRAMMY® Award winner TobyMac on his ***THIS IS NOT A TEST*** Tour and recently announced he will continue touring in 2016 on TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour.
Last month, Dixon got engaged to girlfriend Annie Coggeshall at Walt Disney World. The surprise announcement was picked up by People, Brides, OK! Magazine and more. Last night’s ceremony was their first red carpet appearance together after their engagement.
About Colton Dixon
Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox’s hit show American Idol, and his career has been on the fast track ever since. 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 and the No. 9 best-selling album of 2013 in the Christian genre overall. In just a few short years, Dixon has already played live for more than 1 million fans, performing at festivals like Winter Jam and touring with acts such as Third Day, TobyMac and Casting Crowns. Colton Dixon has also been named the latest Steinway artist, following in the footsteps of legendary artists such as Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall and Billy Joel. Dixon’s sophomore effort ANCHOR, released last fall and includes 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. This year, ANCHOR was honored with the Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year. Dixon also received back-to-back K-LOVE Fan Award nominations for Male Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Dixon’s dual EPs Calm and Storm are available now.