This week, 19 Recordings’ Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, Colton Dixon, has released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Anchor. The album quickly climbed the iTunes overall albums chart to No. 4 and remaining in the Top 10 throughout this week, as well as holding strong at No.1 on the Christian & Gospel albums chart.
Dixon kicked off a New York City national press run this past Sunday with a performance of his hit radio single, “More of You,” live on “Fox & Friends.” Click here to see his performance as well as here for an exclusive online performance on “After the Show.” Other media appearances included ABC News, Fox News, US Weekly, Christian Post and more. Dixon and his album has also been featured in this month’s HM Magazine and the cover of CCM Magazine. His peers, such as Idol alums Chris Daughtry and Phillip Phillips as well as Mac Powell, Mike Donehey, Newsboys’ Duncan Phillips, Kory Cooper and Jen Ledger of Skillet, and many others have also jumped on board this week sharing tweets about the release of Anchor.
The radio single “More of You” continues to climb radio charts landing this week at No. 16 on the National Audience chart with a total audience surpassing four million. The song is also up to No. 18 on AC Monitored, No. 15 at AC Indicator and the Hot AC/CHR chart takes the song up to No. 4.
The reviews for Anchor have been a good indication of the response to his sophomore effort – here are a few examples of what is being said:
“…American Idol alum Colton Dixon seems more relaxed, aware of who he is as an artist and how to translate that to his music. He’s also more anchored than ever before to his faith — hence the album’s title.” – Rhapsody
“Anchor is more varied than Colton’s previous effort and it’s an album that will welcome a wider array of music fans…much credit is given to Colton Dixon for taking a different approach with this project and trying something more diverse; this is a welcome pop rock release in 2014.” – JesusFreakHideout
“Anchor, an effort that finds the pop rocker at his best, delivering rocking anthems and soulful pop ballads that are tailor made for radio.” – Soul-Audio
“I have rarely seen a new artist so impressively capable of claiming a stage, and yet doing so without an instant of arrogance or falseness. Colton Dixon is the real deal.” – New Release Tuesday Concert Review 8/14/14
[Source: Merge PR]