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November 19, 2010

Jason Castro Hits the Christian Market

Former 'American Idol' contestant is clear about his faith on 'Who I Am'


Jason Castro may have only finished in fourth place in American Idol's seventh season (2008, when David Cook won it all), but he was a fan favorite for his good looks, great dreadlocks, endearing charm, and pleasant voice.

He released his self-titled debut album in April, a disc of primarily pop and love songs. But his label said he'd also release a follow-up version for the Christian market later in the year.

That time is now, as Who I Am released last week to Christian stores and online retailers. It's a pleasant pop album, with at least half of the ten songs explicitly about his faith. His first single, "You Are," is fast climbing the Christian charts. (Listen here.)

We interviewed Castro about his faith here, and he gives more of his testimony in the video below:


Wonderful first CD (released in March) and a terrific sophomore CD - "You Are" is my favorite of the new songs and is doing very well on itunes, billboard, etc. I wish him all the success and am grateful he has turned to this realm in his music. It suits him well.

I have his first cd release as well as his LU EP and just recently purchased his new cd and Changing Colors EP. I absolutely love Jason's voice and I love his melodies. I listen in the car and his music reduces my stress level plus makes me happy . I wish him all the success in whatever he wants to do as long as he continues to make beautiful music.

I have to say that I am in LOVE with this new album! I have everything he has put out and it just gets better and better! What if I fall, Wait, Who I am, Changing Colors....those are just a few of my favorites! But if any song plays that he sings it is one of my favorites..haha. Way to go, Jason! Thanks.

Thank you, Jason, for the FIVE NEW SONGS! More beautiful, uplifting music from an equally Beautiful Soul!

It always gives me encouragement to see people, under massive pressure and scrutiny, be able to praise God openly and be a testimony. Unlike many "practicing Christians" or the even safer "practicing Catholic" (this is nothing against Catholics, just making the point that for many powerful/famous people, they say they are such to gain sympathy and a following from the "Christ-people") Jason is willing to call God, "my God" and is willing to praise him with all his heart.