Colton Dixon's "Standout" Dual EPs Calm And Storm Receive Critics' Applause As Calm Tops iTunes Christian Albums Chart

ColtonDixonCalmColtonDixonStormNashville, Tenn. (September 17, 2015) — Colton Dixon's dual EPs Calm and Storm released last Friday, catapulting Dixon 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 Stormavailable in physical format only.

Critics are applauding Dixon's latest effort, saying The Calm Before The Storm is "a standout," noting "the EPs have it all."

 

Here's more of what critics are saying:

"Together, the collection is a smart collision that provides a soundtrack to fit any mood of the day."

- CCM Magazine

"[Dixon] has reimagined his songs in a way fans will enjoy perhaps even more than the originals"

-Breathecast

"If you can’t get enough of Colton Dixon’s Anchor, this new remix album is an answer to prayer."

-Rhapsody

"This project is a pleasant treat for Colton fans, and worth a spin for just about everyone else."

- Jesusfreakhideout.com

"[Calm's] warm acoustics and Dixon's passionate vocal soars are reasons enough for fans to shout about."

- Hallels

 

Today, Billboard.com exclusively premiered the official videos for "Limitless (Acoustic)" from Calm and “Echo (Neon Feather Remix)” from Storm.

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Last week, Dixon got engaged to his girlfriend Annie Coggeshall at Disney World, and this October, he will hit the road with TobyMac and Britt Nicole for the ***THIS IS NOT A TEST*** tour. To stay in the loop with Dixon and to learn more about the tour, click here.

 

Calm

  1.   Limitless (Acoustic)
  2.   Never Gone (Acoustic)
  3.   You Are (Acoustic) (Feat. Schyler Dixon)
  4.   Through All of It (Acoustic)
  5.   Where I End (Studio Version)

 

Storm

  1.   More Of You (PRO_FITT REMIX)
  2.   Back To Life (BLRZ Remix)
  3.   Echo (Neon Feather Remix)
  4.   Dare To Believe (JSapp Remix)
  5.   Anchor (BLRZ Remix)

 

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 is nominated for a 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.

 

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