Colton Dixon, American Idol Season 11 top 10 finalist, has signed an agreement with EMI CMG Label Group/Sparrow Records. The deal was jointly announced by the label and Dixon’s management, 19 Entertainment. Dixon’s debut album will be released Feb. 2013. His first single “You Are” is set to impact radio Oct. 19.
“We are extremely excited to partner with 19 Management in presenting Colton Dixon’s recorded music to the world,” said Peter York, President of EMI CMG Label Group/Sparrow Records. “He is a world class vocalist with passion, a mission and a sincere depth of character. We are honored to bring his recordings to those fans that have championed him along his musical journey and introduce him to those who have not yet had the pleasure.”
Dixon is a Tennessee native and spent his high school years at Middle Tennessee Christian School. Following his American Idol elimination this year, he participated in the American Idol LIVE! Tour and debuted “Never Gone,” an original song which will also appear on his upcoming album.
“Two of the most important things in my life have always been my faith and my music. I am now blessed with the chance to combine both of these passions in working with 19 recordings/EMI CMG. With their support, I know I will be able to make an album that I am proud of and showcases who I am as an artist,” said Dixon.