Jody Nix

Country swing is a music style created in the 1940's & 50's in Texas and Oklahoma, which began with legendary talents like Bob Wills & Hoyle Nix. Hoyle's son, Jody Nix, inherited his father's love of music and his talent.
Jody began his professional career, at the age of 8, playing five nights a week for his father's band, The West Texas Cowboys. He learned the soft swing of country music from the best!
In 1973, when he was only 21, Jody performed on an album with Bob Wills - "FOR THE LAST TIME." Jody normally played drums, but often played fiddle when his dad took a break. After his father's death, Jody moved to the fiddle full-time and his natural talents and dedication to western swing fiddle have dazzled audiences ever since.
As a band leader, Jody created a mix of pure, traditional western swing and true country music which blends to produce a unique sound that appeals to the educated listener of today. His high energy stage shows and easy dance music have excited audiences far and wide - and of all ages.
Jody carefully chose members of his band (family) whose music philosophy and talents mirror his own. Larry Nix's extraordinary bass playing, compliments his polished harmony singing, making him a very special talent in the band. Robert Weeks is one of the finest, young fiddle players in the business, and along with Jody makes up one of the best twin fiddle teams in Texas! Johnny Cox was only 15 when he started his professional career on the steel and is unquestionably one of the best steel players in the world. Dixie Hankins brings her talent to the band as a great drummer . . . keeping the beat for the Texas Cowboys. Each musician understands and abides by Jody's policy (for both himself & his band members) of no alcohol or drug usage.
Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys are well known as one of the finest professional music groups anywhere. They travel across the country playing major rodeos, clubs, and conventions to large audiences, as well as performing at the Texas State Society Black Tie & Boots Ball for President George Bush in 1989.
Jody has recorded seven albums to his credit and was a guest artist with Asleep At the Wheel on the "Tribute To Bob Wills" album. This album was a Country Music Association nominee for "Album of the Year" at the CMA Awards Show in 1994. In October of 1996, Jody was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in Sacramento, California. Jody and the Texas Cowboys still perform regularly at the Nix family's dance hall -"The Stampede" - the former Home of Hoyle Nix and the West Texas Cowboys.
Jody is a strong family man who lives in the small, friendly West Texas town of Big Spring. He believes success is due to hard work, determination, and the use of a God-given talent. He plans to continue offering good, clean family entertainment in concerts and solid Texas dance music, a combination he feels will become only more popular in the years to come. The tradition continues as people of all ages come to dance, listen, and enjoy a man and his music, played the way it should be played.
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