Jody Nix is a western swing artist, singer, fiddle player, and bandleader. The son of Hoyle Nix, Jody grew up surrounded by musical heritage and began his musical career at eight, playing the drums in his father’s band. At 11, Jody was playing the fiddle; at 16, he was singing; and at 21, he joined Bob Wills on a recording in 1973 as a guest artist and singing three songs. A musical great in his own right, Jody has recorded 11 albums and played with The Texas Cowboys at the Black Tie and Black Boots Ball in Washington DC in 1989 for then-President George H. W. Bush. In 2008, Jody was part of the group that represented Texas at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. He also performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Jody has received many accolades and awards throughout his career, including his induction into the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame, the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame, and the Cowboy Hall of Fame at the Big Spring Heritage Museum. Jody performs over 100 dates yearly and remains inspirational in Texas music.
Jody Nix was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame in 2022.