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Jason Castro gets push in Christian marketplace after American Idol success
ANOTHER singer who has shot to US popularity through the American Idol TV talent search, Jason Castro, has released an album through Atlantic Records/Word Entertainment. 'Who I Am' features five new songs including the single "You Are", currently being serviced to US Christian radio, alongside five tracks from his self-titled debut album, which debuted at number 18 on Billboard's Top 200 mainstream album chart. 'Who I Am' includes tracks produced by both Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles) and Ian Eskelin (All Star United, Francesca Battistelli). Castro also collaborated with a host of top-notch songwriters including Marc Roberge of O.A.R., Gregg Wattenberg (Five For Fighting), Zac Maloy (David Cook) and Espionage (Train).
Also coming out on 9th November is the digital only five song EP Changing Colors: Live From Studio 1290, which features live, full band acoustic versions of "Changing Colors", "If I Were You", "It Matters To Me", "Love Uncompromised" and his cover of Tom Petty's "Learning To Fly". These songs were recorded in New York City in May 2010.The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.