Gabby Barrett Joins Colton Dixon on New “Build a Boat” Duet

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Colton Dixon’s “Build A Boat” found an anchor at radio. No. 1 for 10 weeks, the track was also the longest running No. 1 Mediabase Christian AC song of 2022. On January 27th, a brand-new version of the song, “Build A Boat (feat. Gabby Barrett)” will be available, featuring fellow American Idol alum and Country No 1 hitmaker, Gabby Barrett.

American Idol alums Colton Dixon and Gabby Barrett join forces

Colton found fame in 2012 when fans voted him into the top seven on Season 11 of American Idol. Gabby competed on the first ABC season of American Idol in 2018 and finished the competition in 3rd place.

“I respect Colton’s creativity as an artist and was already a big fan of ‘Build A Boat’ before he reached out to collaborate,” Gabby shared in a press statement. “These lyrics really hit me, and it’s such a blessing to be a part of this new version and to be able to honor our Lord in this way.”

Equally excited to have Gabby join him on what’s become the biggest song of his career, Colton commented, “I’m so honored to have a fellow American Idol alum, Gabby Barrett, join me in spreading the message of faith and perseverance through my song ‘Build A Boat’ – what a great way to kick off the year!”

Dixon will be touring across the U.S. this spring on his “Build A Boat Tour” featuring Jordan St. Cyr and special guests Apollo LTD. Hitting approximately 35 cities, the tour will kick off March 10th in Bedford, NH. See initial tour dates below. More will be added soon. Tickets are now on sale at

Colton boasts over 100 million streams across all platforms. His self-titled EP, which features the tracks “Miracles,” “Devil Is A Liar,” and “Made to Fly” is available now, along with his latest hit single, “Build a Boat.”

Gabby has surpassed 2.5 BILLION global career streams. Her Top 5 “Pick Me Up” single is platinum, joining her 7x Platinum single, “I Hope.” and 3x Platinum “The Good Ones.”

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