Label: Sparrow (SPR)
On his sophomore effort, American Idol alum Colton Dixon seems more relaxed, aware of who he is as an artist and how to translate that to his music. He's also more anchored than ever before to his faith -- hence the album's title. For Anchor, Dixon brought in the big guns, joining forces with Matthew West, Ben Glover, Matt Bronleewe, TobyMac, Trevor McNevan and others to craft songs that inspire and express his commitment. Colton's style is as dramatic as ever, and he runs the gamut from metal and pop to classic rock and worship. Don't miss "Loud & Clear" or the worshipful "More of You."