Gabe Dixon released his sophomore solo album, Turns To Gold, on April 8th, 2016. Produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Third Day), engineered by Devin Vaughan (Marc Broussard), and mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonics Mastering (Allison Krauss & Union Station, Luther Dickinson), the LP marks Gabe’s first official collection as an independent artist, put out on his own Rolling Ball Records. Turns To Gold is currently featured in Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, American Songwriter, Elmore Magazine, All Music, Relix Magazine, Indie Shuffle, and more. Paste Magazine calls it “heart-wrenchingly honest,” and No Depression says it’s “simply an exceptional album” with “all the makings of a big breakthrough.”
Turns To Gold – Solo Acoustic is an offering currently exclusive for fans via Noisetrade. It was recorded at Legends studio, just blocks down the street from The Smoakstack recording studio in Berry Hill, TN where the studio album was done. “This is just me and the piano, recorded live, no overdubs or editing,” says Gabe. Both versions offer a warm, laid-back, acoustic, and live feel, but Turns To Gold – Solo Acoustic allows the lyrical subjects to shine in an even more vulnerable light. Weighty topics of mortality, what’s important in life, and the value of love emerge. “In many ways, my new music is about learning how to be in a committed relationship, leave immature ways behind, grow, evolve, and move on from habits that aren’t necessarily who you are anymore,” he says.
Following the release of 2011’s One Spark, the Nashville-based troubadour changed almost everything. He was focused on starting from scratch, and parted ways with his longtime management and record label, Concord Music Group. The one thing that didn’t change was that honest, heartfelt approach to songwriting that countless fans fell in love with when he first emerged in 1999. Over the years, Gabe’s songs have received placements on major television shows including Parks and Recreation, Grey’s Anatomy, and Vampire Diaries, and his song “Find My Way” served as the song for the opening credits for the box office hit The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock.
Fans have seen Gabe Dixon perform twice on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and on festival stages everywhere from Bonnaroo to High Sierra Music Festival. He has also opened for and toured with the likes of Loggins & Messina, Gavin DeGraw and Delta Rae, as well as held side gigs as the keyboardist and vocalist for Paul McCartney, Alison Krauss & Union Station, O.A.R. and Supertramp.