Just as his self-titled EP nears the close of its first week of release after hitting top 3 on iTunes Pop Albums Chart, American Idol alum Colton Dixon’s “Miracles” has hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR chart. The first single from the EP has been widely praised and noted as “a bombastic, uplifting, humongous pop tune of the kind we’re desperately in need of right now.”
“I’m so grateful to all the stations and listeners for getting this song to number one,” Dixon commented. “What an incredible journey the past few months with this song have been so far. I feel like our country, our world, is in a place where we need hope maybe more than ever.
“The stories I’ve heard from fans all over about how during this time they’ve been able to see the little things, the little daily miracles God does in a bigger way now, is really why I wrote this song. Each day, even in the midst of hard times, there is always something we can be grateful for.”
Just last week, Billboard exclusively announced that Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud have signed Colton Dixon to an exclusive label deal. The award-winning American Idol fan favorite and finalist will debut his first single in nearly three years, “Miracles” on January 24th.
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.
“Colton is a true talent with an amazing vocal tone and delivery,” David Silberstein, Vice President, A&R at Atlantic told Billboard. “Building on the strong foundation of Colton’s Christian music background, we’ve continued developing his songwriting with new lyrical concepts and productions that are very personal to him. The music he’s coming with feels bold but remains true to who Colton is and what he stands for.”
“I’ve written so many songs over the past three years,” echoes Dixon about the time he’s spent songwriting in Los Angeles. “Even though the world probably won’t hear them all, I enjoyed every session. I’ve gotten to write with people from all different beliefs and walks of life. We were able to have real conversations about faith, family, struggles, and life, in general.”
About the first single, “Miracles,” he says, “This is a song that has meaning and depth, but it just feels fun musically. Some things are more than coincidence. I believe there is a God who loves you and looking out for you. I’m pointing out to others that there’s more to life than meets the eye. I believe miracles happen all around us. I’d like to encourage all of us to slow down a bit, so we can see and appreciate the miracles for what they are.