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No. 1 Hit "Build A Boat" Becoming Career Success Story, Launching American Idol Alum to New Heights

Colton Dixon Receives Standing Ovations During Opry Debut

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NEWS SOURCE: The Media Collective
October 24, 2022

Nashville, TN....October 24, 2022 - American Idol finalist and fan favorite Colton Dixon made his OPRY debut this past weekend, receiving two standing ovations, blowing the singer-songwriter away, in the midst of a night that was a dream come true.
"This is crazy, my heart is pounding out of my chest standing on the original stage," he remarked. "This is a lot to take in!"
Dixon performed a medley with "I'll Fly Away/Made to Fly," "Let Them See You," and of course his current No. 1 smash "Build A Boat," which is surpassing one million weekly streams. The song is quickly becoming the biggest success story Dixon's career, and as referenced in a new Religion News Service article, is "launching the Idol alum to new heights." With incredible increases in spin rotation each week, the track is currently spending its fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard's AC Indicator chart, hit No. 1 on Mediabase Christian AC this week, rose to No. 2 on Billboard's AC Monitored chart, and is at number 4 with a bullet on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart - with no signs of slowing down. exclusively premiered the studio performance video for "Build A Boat," which also launched Dixon's partnership with Mercy Ships and the Build A Boat campaign. Designed to raise awareness, support and inspire fans to volunteer abroad with Mercy Ships, fans can go to to watch the story and learn more about how they can “go, send, or share” to make a difference. Dixon unveiled the official studio acoustic performance video for recently as well, which can be seen on Dixon's YouTube channel.

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 critically-acclaimed, self-titled EP, which boasts the hit tracks "Miracles," "Devil Is A Liar," and “Made to Fly" is available now, along with his latest single, "Build a Boat."
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