Hometown: Nashville, TN
Sounds Like: (Sting), John Mayer
Dillon Dixon writes songs of both celebrated and troubled love affairs, persistence in the face of life's hardships and successes and an undying dare to dream. Dillon has traveled wide, listened hard, and written from his heart, and throughout his work, Dillon’s earnest passion and commitment to music has been evident in every word and chord.
A songwriter with a B.A. from the Berklee School of Music, Dillon came to Nashville in 1995 and has since written for EMI Music, Warner-Chappell Music, Amylase Entertainment and Kid South Publishing.
He has had songs recorded by George Jones, Restless Heart, Natalie Cole, Don Felder, Ronnie Milsap, Neil McCoy, Steve Holy, Josh Gracin and Rodney Atkins among countless others.
Based out of Innsbruck, Austria, Dillon found his place in a four-member group called Fly South. Reminiscent of the Eagles with their rich four-part harmonies, they just finished recording their first CD for Universal/DECCA/UK due to be released June 2012.
Stateside, Dillon is working on a project with Teddy Gentry (from the critically acclaimed band Alabama) called Rockit City, in which they are both band members. Cracker Barrel just released "Best New Nashville," which features the entire band on each track as well as Dillon as a featured solo artist.
His music has also been featured in film, including “Terminator 3,” “Live Free or Die Hard,” "Blade 2," “The Crow 3,” "3:10 To Yuma," "Hellboy," "The Florentine" and a number of films for Wes Craven such as “Scream,” "Dracula 2000," “Cursed,” "Amusement" and “Mimic.”
The list of life is a long one for Dillon. Not of what he has done, but for what's to come.
His pen, guitar and voice... always at the ready.
“Teddy Gentry has been working upcoming artists, and Cracker Barrel gave him the opportunity to do a CD of these taleted unsigned artists. These artists include the veteran Row hit tunesmith Dillon Dixon, along with Jimmy Stewart, Chanel Campbell, Garrett Steele, 3 Lanes Crossing, Laura Fedor, longtime Row session vocal wizard Chip Davis, Samantha Landrum, Southwind, Brad Long, Adrianna Freeman, and Amber Shalene.
Joe - Nashville Music Guid
“Dillon Dixon, a talented acoustic pop/country singer & songwriter based in Nashville, TN, has won the June SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition, for his performance of his song “The Ways Of Your Changing Heart” (co-written by Stephen Dorff).”
Dale Kawashima - Singer Universe
“Teddy Gentry and other members of the country music group Alabama will be participating in a number of events during the coming months helping the state recover from the April 27 tornadoes. He said seven or eight of the artists on the CD will perform in Fort Payne, including Samantha Landrum, Dillon Dixon, 3 Lanes Crossing, Jimmy Stewart, Chip Davis, Amber Shalene, Garrett Steele, Southwind and Adrianna Freeman.
Andy Powell - The Gadsden TImes
“BRMC Silver Ball Gala raises nearly $60,000 for good causes
Trent Knuckles - The News Journal
“Teddy Gentry's Best New Nashville CD Goes Live, Literally, at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store”
“Dillon Dixon writes songs of troubled love affairs, dreams of a better life, and persistence in the face of hardship. Dillon has traveled wide, listened hard, and written from his heart, and throughout his work, Dillon’s earnest passion and commitment to music has been evident in every word and chord.
A songwriter with a B.A. from the Berklee School of Music, Dillon came to Nashville in 1995 and has since written for EMI Music, Warner-Chappell Music, Ash Street Music, and Amylase Entertainment. He is currently co-producing a few projects with Teddy Gentry. Dillon’s songs have been recorded by George Jones, Restless Heart, Ronnie Milsap, Neal McCoy, Josh Gracin, and Rodney Atkins. His music has also been featured in film, including “Terminator 3,” “Live Free or Die Hard,” “The Crow 3,” and Wes Craven’s “Scream,” “Cursed,” and “Mimic.”
Cracker Barrell Music Presents Teddy Gentry's Best New Nashville