Colton Dixon’s ‘Build a Boat’ is Certified Gold

K-LOVE surprises Dixon with plaque amongst hundreds of fans during K-LOVE Fan Award’s Weekend

Massive hit marks Dixon’s first career RIAA certified Single

Dixon performs new single, “Up+Up” at CMB’s Acoustic Cafe

Colton Dixon's 'Build a Boat' is Certified Gold

L to R: Back row – Zach Kelm, Q Management Group; Carlos, K-LOVE

Front Row: Randi, K-LOVE; Kelli, K-LOVE; Colton Dixon; Lauree, K-LOVE; Scott, K-LOVE

Nashville, TN… May 31, 2024 – Atlantic Recording Artist Colton Dixon has received his first RIAA Gold-Certification for his massive hit, “Build A Boat.” The radio team from K-LOVE and Christian label partner Fairtrade Services surprised Dixon in an interview during the K-LOVE Fan Awards weekend with hundreds of fans sharing in the excitement. Watch the special moment here. “Build A Boat” was the biggest song of 2022, holding the No. 1 spot for 11 weeks and also receiving Song of the Year nominations for both the K-LOVE Fan Awards and GMA Dove Awards.   
Most recently, Dixon released a brand new single, “UP+UP” and performed the track live for the first time at the annual Christian Music Broadcasters MOMENTUM conference in Orlando, FL., yesterday. He also joined Danny Gokey as a presenter at K-LOVE Fan Awards, airing tonight at 7pm CT/8pm ET on TBN, introducing very special tribute to Mandisa and TobyMac’s Diverse City member Gabe Patillo, both of whom passed away this past spring. 

Dixon also released the title track for the feature film SIGHT, which hit theaters Memorial Day weekend and stars Greg Kinnear and Terry Chen. The stunning music video for “Rest of My Life (From the Original Motion Picture SIGHT),” debuted on his YouTube page this week.

Colton Dixon's 'Build a Boat' is Certified Gold

Colton Dixon performing at CMB Momentum Acoustic Cafe

Photo credit: Rob Gonzalez Photography

About Colton Dixon: Colton Dixon turns personal truths, stories, and experiences into universal anthems. He first emerged as a phenomenon after finishing in the top seven on Season 11 of American Idol. Delivering a series of fan favorite albums, 2013’s A Messenger achieved “the biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act” and catapulted into the Top 15 of the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, not to mention, joining the iconic company of Harry Connick, Jr. and Billy Joel as a Steinway & Sons artist. A year later, Anchor yielded his third and fourth #1 hits on Christian Hot AC with “More of You” and “Through It All.” In 2017, he returned to #1 on the Christian Albums Chart for the third time. He has collected a pair of Dove Awards in the categories of “Rock/Contemporary Album” and “Recorded Music Packaging.” Following an invite from the White House, he also shined at the 2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in addition to performing on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and in the pages of People magazine. During 2020, he embarked on a new chapter with Atlantic Records ignited by the self-titled Colton Dixon EP and runaway hit “Miracles”—one of his most popular tracks to date. 2022 saw him make his show-stopping debut at the Grand Ole Opry amid kicking off another era and experiencing a creative breakthrough with “Build A Boat.” Between the original and duet version with multi platinum country songstress Gabby Barrett, it has reeled in over 100 million streams. It stood out as “the longest running Mediabase Christian AC #1 song of 2022” and locked down #1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart and Christian AC Airplay Chart. People premiered the accompanying music video and hailed it as “inspiring” for its depiction of the work of medical charity Mercy Ships. Now, Dixon captivated once again on his 2023 EP, Canvas [Atlantic Records], introduced by the top ten single “My Light,” as well as his 2023 Christmas single, “Home for Christmas.” 2024 brings new music from Dixon, starting with his brand-new track, “Rest of My Life” being used as the closing song for the new Angel Studios film SIGHT, starring Terry Chen and Greg Kinnear, and brand-new radio single, “Up+Up.”

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