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Cody Carnes – The Cross Has the Final Word/Hold It All/Til the End of Time/What Freedom Feels Like

Capitol CMG

Release Date: February 24th [The Cross Has the Final Word] / April 7th [Hold It All] / June 16th [Til the End of Time] / July 14th [What Freedom Feels Like]

Reviewed by: Jonathan Andre

Cody CarnesThe Cross Has the Final Word (iTunes/Amazon mp3) / Hold It All (iTunes/Amazon mp3) / Til the End of Time (iTunes/Amazon mp3) / What Freedom Feels Like (iTunes/Amazon mp3)

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First Impression Review – Colton Dixon’s “Identity”

Eliminated from American Idol Season 11 in 7th place, pop/CCM artist Colton Dixon has been making waves within the CCM industry ever since his highly-publicised crossover hit of a first album A Messenger, that debuted in 2013 to critical acclaim. Using the same platform as many artists, like Carrie Underwood, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Jason Castro, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson and Kris Allen; to start a career in music; Colton’s unexpected exit from the show was more of a blessing in disguise. Signing a record deal with Sparrow Records, and 2 albums later, Colton, alongside Mandisa, has been one of the most successful and greatest finds, out of anyone who has moved from American Idol to Christian music, ever. With much success, both critically and commercially, Colton, though only in his mid-twenties, writes and sings way beyond his years, so much so that his two successful albums A Messenger and Anchor were released within 1 and a half years of each other. Now he has journeyed into the unknown with his new album Identity, releasing March 24th- sure he still has his trademark pop-rock-radio sound, but this album is different from the rest- less rock than Anchor and much more dance and 1980s style music that is incorporated throughout his power-pop anthems in this 11 track album (17 in the deluxe edition).

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