As the “American Idols Live!” tour enters its final stretch, the top ten contestants from season eleven will turn the page on a chapter of their careers and begin to write a new one. In an interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show,” singer Colton Dixon revealed that his post-show career could officially kick off as soon as next week.
“I’ll be announcing label stuff, and album stuff, and tour stuff pretty soon,” Dixon told me before hoping aboard the “Idol” tour bus. Dixon would not reveal anything more – even dodging a question about whether said album would be released with Jimmy Iovine and Interscope Records. The music mogul and label chairman seemed to like Dixon and commented throughout the season that he thought the singer was as ready as anyone on the show to be played on the radio.
“I think there’s going to be an official announcement about all this, in about a week,” was all the “Idol” finalist would divulge. As far as the first single from his LP, Dixon would not rule out “Never Gone” as a possibility. The song is Dixon’s only original that he performs with his fellow contestants on tour.
“I wrote that, probably a little over a week before we started the tour,” he said of the track. “It was very spur of the moment; very last minute.”
Dixon’s album has been in the works since seventh place finish on “Idol.” The Tennessee-born artist says that his camp has about thirty songs to choose from for his forthcoming album.