Jason Castro Signs With Word Records

According to USA Today, Jason Castro has a record deal! Jason was the third place runner-up on the 7th season of American Idol and is well known for his distinctive dreadlocked hair. He is now the newest member to Word Records, a Christian label.

After Idol, Jason signed with Atlantic Records and in April of 2010, he released his debut record. Christian retailers and radio heard Jason’s music, which led up to how Word was interested in signing him.

“We’ve been working together for a long time,” says Jason, “After awhile, we all came to the conclusion that, for this next record, it might be good for Word to lead the way.”

Last year, Jason’s single “You Are” peaked at No. 12 on USA TODAY’s Christian Adult Contemporary chart.

“As I came off the show, I wanted to find a way to share my faith. That’s something I didn’t get to totally express on the show.”

The video below is of Jason’s involvement with I Am Second, a movement that is used to inspire people to live for Jesus. He says his involvement in the movement helped him get into the Christian music area where he is today.

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