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Jessy Dixon

During the lifetime of a career that spanned upwards of five decades, Dixon wrote more than 200 songs. Author of gospel classics such as "I Love to Praise His Name" and "He's The Best Thing To Happen to Me," Dixon was perhaps most known for his 1993 hit, "I Am Redeemed," a song that impacted audiences worldwide, and held a top-ten position on the gospel charts for over five years.

Dixon began studying music at the age of five, and his original aspiration was to become a classical pianist. Dixon was catapulted into a broader gospel scene after being discovered by gospel music legend, James Cleveland, but remained dedicated to his desire of sharing that gospel he heard about as a youth.
Over the course of his career in gospel music, Dixon received several Dove award nominations for his work, seven Grammy nominations, garnered five gold albums, and was a 2008 Christian Music Hall of Fame inductee.

In addition to his accomplishments in the realm of gospel, Dixon also enjoyed success in other genres of music. Dixon was well known for his collaboration and friendship with Paul Simon, with whom he toured for eight years, and was contributor on several of Simons albums. Aside from his work with Paul Simon, Dixon also wrote numerous songs for such artists as Cher, Natalie Cole, Amy Grant, and Diana Ross. In addition to singing and songwriting, Dixon played keyboard with Earth, Wind, and Fire, and guitarist Phillip Upchurch, as well as piano for gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson.
Jessy Dixon "A Brighter Day"
Album: Total Freedom
Genre: Gospel
Moods: Hopeful, Inspirational, Uplifting
Jessy Dixon "Forty Acres"
Album: Total Freedom
Genres: Blues, Gospel
Moods: Angry, Determined, Empowered, Rebellious
Jessy Dixon "Get Away Jordan (Traditional)"
Album: Total Freedom
Genres: Blues, Gospel
Moods: Joyous, Uplifting, Yearning
Jessy Dixon "I'm On My Way To Freedom"
Album: Total Freedom
Genres: Blues, Gospel
Moods: Anxious, Determined, Hopeful