Jody Nix and Texas Cowboys to appear at civic center Saturday

Country Music entertainer Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys will make a special appearance at the Heart of Texas Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 7. The dance will be from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. and admission will be from $10 per person. A free bar-b-que dinner will be included in the admission price from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The dance will be BYOB. Multi-award winning Nix and his Texas Cowboys have thrilled audiences with one of the best western swing/country bands in the state of Texas. The group has played for hundreds of dances throughout the Southwest and have gained fame for a fast moving, exciting show. Jody Nix began playing the drums for his father, Hoyle Nix, by the age of four. Hoyle, was a West Texas legend and wrote the classic song, “Big Balls in Cowtown.” Hoyle worked with the great Bob Wills before branching out on his own affording Jody an opportunity to work with the legends of the country music business. At eight, when most children were learning the music scales, Jody was playing five nights a week for his father’s band the West Texas Cowboys. Jody would begin working with Bob Wills and at the age of 21 in 1973, Jody was honored by being one of only two performers who was not an original Texas Playboy to perform on Bob Wills’ “For The Last Time” album. After the death of his father, Jody moved from drums to the fiddle and to front the band that his dad had pioneered. Jody began playing dances throughout the Southwest carrying on the tradition of both his father and Bob Wills, with high energy western swing shows. Jody changed the name of the band to the Texas Cowboys. Jody has recorded nine 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” honors 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 has realized the importance of a great band and has assembled one of the finest touring bands in the country. Ken Kelly is an accomplished drummer not only in country, but also western swing. Mark Douglas’ extraordinary bass playing compliments his polished harmony singing. Bob Kelly is an outstanding steel guitar player and songwriter having written, “Merry Christmas Strait To You,” and “The Last Time The First Time,” both recorded by George Strait. Robert Weeks is one of the finest fiddle players in the business and along with Jody makes up one of the best twin fiddle teams in Texas. “We played in Brady about four years ago during Dave Kirby Day,” Nix recalls. “We had a great crowd and the people loved to dance. It has just taken us a long time to get back to Brady. We are looking forward to a great night and promise to provide the music that will make them dance from the first move to the last.”

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