All Inductees

Jody Nix

Star of Texas

Jody Nix gives Glory and Thanks to God for the talent & ability to play music that he dearly loves.     Jody grew up surrounded by a musical heritage, beginning on drums in his father Hoyle Nix’s band at age 8 in 1960, playing 5 nights a week, all over West Texas. Jody progressed to the fiddle at age 11, began singing at 16, and at 21, he joined Bob Wills on the “For The Last Time” album as guest artist, singing 3 songs.  A musical great in his own right, Jody has recorded 11 albums of his own.

Jody and The Texas Cowboys played for the Black Tie and Boots Ball in Washington DC for President George H. W. Bush’s Inauguration in 1989.  In 2008 Jody and his Band represented Texas at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, and also performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Career highlights include 47 years headlining the Bob Wills Day Celebration in Turkey; 37 years entertaining at the TCR rodeo dances in Stamford, where in 1986 he set & still holds the all-time dance attendance record for the history of the TCR;  the Post Stampede Rodeo for 25 years & his home town Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo for 21 years, as well as the Coleman PRCA Rodeo. He has been a part of Western Swing Festivals in all parts of Texas for over 30 years.

Jody has received many accolades & awards in his career including induction in Western Swing Hall of Fames in the States of Texas, California & Washington, along with the Cowtown Society of Western Music’s ‘Living Hero of Western Swing Award’.  Jody has been inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame at the Heritage Museum in Big Spring & the “West Texas Walk of Fame” in Lubbock, Texas.    Jody & his Texas Cowboys continue to perform 100 to 115 dates each year, entertaining crowds all over Texas and parts of the U.S. with true Traditional Country & Western Swing Music.