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than he did just one year ago. He is now signed to a major Christian
label and rehearsing songs from his new album that he will sing while on
tour with Third Day
"All of this is all I've dreamed of doing. I
can't believe I am doing it so young. I figured it would take a while
but Idol provided a jump start I think" says Dixon, who wanted to do the
majority of writing for the album. "I just want others to know I'm
human and I've made mistakes and I talk about them in my songs."
Dixon wrote about 50 songs and then narrowed it down to these eleven.
Writing or co-writing all but one.
"The new record is a roller coaster from start to finish." says Dixon.
You will find worship songs like his single "You Are" and darker songs like "Scars". which was written from fan stories.
felt like they needed to be heard but wanted to encourage them by
saying you can look at your scars and remember where you were and what
you were doing but you can know that scar has healed" says Dixon.
is even a song called "Never Gone" that was inspired by his time on
American Idol. "There was one time I felt disconnected from God and what
I was suppose to be doing because everything comes at you so fast"
The album closes with a song that's just Colton and the piano.
The exact place his dream to use his voice to witness began.
"God is first and foremost and I want people to know that. I want them to see God in me" says Dixon.
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Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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