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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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Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.