Jody Nix

2581 Sunset Drive
San Angelo, TX 76904
Date: Saturday February 09, 2019 09:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM


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Tickets went off Sale on Sunday Feb 10, 2019 but may still be available at the door
Jody Nix, a well established artist in the great State of Texas gives Glory and Thanks to God for the talent, and the ability to use it to play music that he dearly loves. A true Traditional Country Music and Western Swing artist, he has been in the business 57 years. He has played dances and shows all over Texas and parts of the southwest. He leads one of the finest dance bands in Texas, they fill the floor on every song.

Jody "grew up" in music, started playing drums in his Father Hoyle Nix's band at age 8 in 1960 playing 5 nights a week all over West Texas. Jody started playing the fiddle at age 11, started singing at age 16, recorded with Bob Wills at age 21 on the 1973 "Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys For The Last Time" as a guest artist and sang 3 songs. In 1975 from the National Cowboy Hall Of Fame in Oklahoma City he was given a Western Heritage Wrangler Award for an outstanding contribution to western music through the album Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys For The Last Time and it was presented to him by Gene Autry. Jody has 11 albums of his own to his credit, and was a guest artist on both of Asleep At The Wheel's Tribute to Bob Wills albums. Jody and The Texas Cowboys played for the Black Tie and Boots Ball in 1989 in Washington DC for then President George H. W. Bush. Jody has played the Bob Wills Day Celebration in Turkey, Texas for 42 years..10 with his Daddy, and 32 on his own, and he played the TCR rodeo dances in Stamford, Texas for 31 years where in 1986 he set and still holds the all time attendance record for the whole history of the TCR. He played for the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion And Rodeo for 21 years, the Post Stampede Rodeo for 19 years, and has worked with the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra in 1990, the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra in 1992, and again with the Big Spring Symphony in 1994, 1997, and 2016. He has been a part of all the Western Swing Festivals in Canton, Texarkana, Snyder and Wichita Falls for over 27 years, and played for the Howard Co. Fair in Big Spring 24 years in a row, and also the Boys Ranch Ball in San Angelo for 19 years, the Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo in Abilene for 15 years. Jody was also a guest artist with Asleep At The Wheel in the original play of "A Ride With Bob" in 2005.

In 2008 Jody and the Texas Cowboys represented the state of Texas at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, and also played at the Kennedy Center For Performing Arts. Jody has also played for the PRCA Convention at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2007,2008, and 2009 prior to the NFR and the Cowboy Ball at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Co. He is a favorite in Branson, Missouri at Silver Dollar City and has performed there for 8 years and at Willie's Place in Carl's Corner, Texas and played Willie Nelson's 4th of July picnic in 2010, and 2013, and the Lincoln Co. Cowboy Symposium 2010-2016, and the Lincoln Co. Cowboy Christmas Ball In Ruidoso, New Mexico. If you listen to XM radio you will hear Jody and the Texas Cowboys on Willie's Roadhouse channel 59 where they are in heavy rotation. This has brought attention worldwide for the band.

In 1996 Jody was inducted into the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame in Sacramento, California. In May of 2009, Jody and the Texas Cowboys were inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame in San Marcos, Texas. In 2013 Jody was inducted into the Northwest Western Swing Music Society Hall Of Fame in Washington State. In May of 2016 Jody was honored by the Cowtown Society Of Western Music and received the Living Hero Of Western Swing Award, and in June 2016 Jody was inducted into the Cowboy Hall Of Fame at the Heritage Museum in Big Spring, Texas. Jody has worked with Bob Wills, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, George Strait, Moe Bandy, Red Steagall, Asleep At The Wheel, Johnny Bush, Frenchie Burke, Tony Booth, The Quebe Sisters, Steve Wariner, and many many others. The band works 100-115 dates a year, and consists of Jody Nix- Bandleader, fiddle and vocals, Robert Weeks- fiddle and vocals- Brandy Weeks - upright bass - Jim Loessberg - steel guitar - Terry Thompson - drums.
Event Details
This show is 21 & Over
Saturday Feb 09, 2019
7:00 PM