• Desert Dixie

    Country rock dance band

Desert Dixie

Desert Dixie is a country rock band based in Phoenix, Arizona

Available as a duo or full band!

CODY LYNN MACY – LEAD VOCALS

From the time Cody Lynn Macy could walk and talk, she has been entertaining audiences. She is an Arizona native and despite all of the traveling she has done in her life, she knows it is where her roots will always lie. Cody recorded her first album in Texas at the age of 9 and her second in Nashville at 12. She graduated high school at age 14 and had her AAS in Music Business by 2006. Throughout her life, Cody has spent a lot of time on the road fronting her own bands and performing as much as she could. She has performed multiple times at Country Thunder, both in Arizona and Wisconsin, and has opened for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Martina McBride, and Neal McCoy. She also records and performs with popular KLME radio hosts Tim and Willy and their All Earl Band. Even with her past accomplishments, Desert Dixie has given Cody Lynn a new and exciting way to flex her creative muscles and an outlet to really show her musical chops.


J.T. HUBBELL – LEAD VOCALS, GUITAR

A proud Arizona native, J.T. was raised in a family where get-togethers often began and ended with everyone singing around a piano or guitar. It wasn’t until age 16 that he really pursued a musical path though. At the age of 19, J.T. packed his bags and took off for Nashville to learn about the craft of songwriting. Soon he was playing songwriter nights and showcases with some of the musicians he grew up admiring. J.T. learned not only how to write better songs and how to be a better player, but also how to truly entertain an audience while in Nashville. After the short time in Music City, J.T. stayed busy during college playing around Arizona as a solo act as well as with bands. Then, of course, he connected with Cody Lynn and eventually pursued Desert Dixie full force. J.T. was a finalist in the Young Guns contest held at Arizona’s Country Thunder in 2004 and is a regular featured artist on the internet radio station www.toginet.com.


GARY RIVERS – BASS GUITAR

Born in Chicago, IL but raised just outside of Dallas, TX, Gary has been surrounded by music since day one. His mom was usually on the piano or singing around the house (too bad Gary didn’t get blessed with a great singing voice).  At age 14, Gary was watching MTV and the video for Great White’s Once Bitten Twice Shy came on and he knew the bass was the ticket!  For his 15th birthday his parent’s got him a bass and he was playing his first gigs by the time he was 16.  Gary has played in several local bands including Chad Freeman and Redline, Matt Bigler and the Hillbilly Sophisticates, as well as nationally touring rock bands in Dallas, TX (Preston Grey, Track 10, Fishing for Comets), and regionally touring bands in Michigan (Mandi Layne and the Lost Highway).  Gary has had the privilege of recording in some of the best studios in the nation including Dark Horse Studios in Nashville (bass, B3, mandolin, accordion) and Sun Studios in Memphis (upright bass).  Gary has shared the stage with some of the best bands in the business (and was even a member of The Lost Trailers for a day) and that has fueled his desire to play, but the music and comaraderie of being in a band is still the most important thing.


GREG AHMANN – LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS

Born in Ft Wayne Indiana, Greg moved west with his family and found home in the small town of Winslow, AZ. Drawn to music at an early age, he began playing saxophone in the elementary school band but not long after picked up his older brothers guitar and quickly absorbed anything his brother (or anyone else for that matter) would show him. Taking up bass to fill a spot with a local band, Greg played his first gig at 15, but would eventually return to guitar, gigging around the local dives of Winslow and Northern Arizona. Eventually moving to Hollywood, California to attend Musician’s Institute, then moved back to Arizona after graduation and found his home here in the Valley of the Sun. Greg has taught guitar lessons, played and recorded with several local bands around the Valley, most recently A Boy Named Sioux, and is now Desert Dixie’s newest member.


                   AUSTIN SCATES – DRUMS

Austin was born and raised in Arizona. He began playing the drums at age 9, with sticks, paint buckets and books on Funk, Jazz, and Rock drumming. His passion for drums has taken him through many musical endeavors, such as studio/live drumming for popular local artists, and touring with the Arizona Academy drum and bugle corps. Austin studies drums/percussion and has worked with drum mentors Glen Crosby, Ryan Masterson, Fred Smith, Wes Anderson, and Bart Ferguson.

Songs

Videos

Song List

Alabama                                   Dixieland Delight

Alan Jackson                            Don’t Rock the Jukebox

Allison Krauss                          When You Say Nothing at All

Aretha Franklin                         Chain of Fools

Big & Rich                               Save a Horse

The Black Crowes                     Hard To Handle

Blake Shelton                           Ol’ Red

Bob Seger                                 Old Time Rock and Roll

Bonnie Raitt                             Angel From Montgomery

Bonnie Raitt                             I Can’t Make You Love Me

Brooks & Dunn                         Boot Scootin’ Boogie

Brooks & Dunn                         Neon Moon

Carrie Underwood                     Before He Cheats

Cash & Carter                           Jackson

Charlie Daniels                         Drinking My Baby Goodbye

Charlie Daniels                         Long Haired Country Boy

Cheap Trick                              I Want You To Want Me

Chris Ledoux                            Cadillac Cowboy

Chris Stapleton                         Tennessee Whiskey

Credence Clearwater Revival     Bad Moon Rising

Credence Clearwater Revival     Proud Mary

David Allan Coe                       Perfect CW Song

David Lee Murphy                    Dust On The Bottle

Deana Carter                             Strawberry Wine

Desert Dixie                             Good Tequila

Desert Dixie                             Love Binge

Desert Dixie                             Save Me

Desert Dixie                             She’s Not Here

Desert Dixie                             The Next Set Will Be Better

Desert Dixie                             Whiskey and Wine

Diamond Rio                            Meet In The Middle

Dierks Bentley                          Lot of Leaving Left to Do

Dierks Bentley                          Am I The Only One

Dierks Bentley                          Bad Angel

Dolly Parton                             Jolene

Don Williams                           Tulsa Time

Dwight Yoakum                        Fast As You

Dwight Yoakum                        Guitars Cadillacs

The Eagles                                Life In The Fast Lane

The Eagles                                Tequila Sunrise

Ed Sheeran                               Thinking Out Loud

Elvis Presley                             Suspicious Minds

Eric Church                              Drink In My Hand

Garth Brooks                            Friends in Low Places

Gary Allan                                Right Where I Need To Be

George Jones                            He Stopped Loving Her Today

George Strait                             All My Exes

George Strait                             Amarillo By Morning

George Strait                             Check Yes or No

George Strait                             Fireman

Gretchen Wilson                       Here for the Party

Gretchen Wilson                       Redneck Woman

Hank Williams Jr.                     Family Tradition

Jamey Johnson                          In Color

Janis Joplin                               Me and Bobby McGee

Janis Joplin/Faith Hill                Piece of My Heart

Jason Aldean                            My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean                            Dirt Road Anthem

Jason Mraz                               I Won’t Give Up

Jimmy Buffet                            Margaritaville

Joan Jett                                   I Love Rock and Roll

Joe Diffie                                  Pickup Man

John Mellencamp                      Hurt So Good

Johnny Cash                             Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash                             Ring of Fire

Johnny Lee                               Looking for Love

Kacey Musgraves                     Blowin’ Smoke

Kacey Musgraves                     Space Cowboy

Keith Urban                              Somebody Like You

Kelsea Ballerini                        Peter Pan

Kenny Chesney+Grace Potter    You and Tequila

Kenny Rogers                           The Gambler

Lady Antebellum                      Downtown

Lady Antebellum                      Need You Now

Lady Antebellum                      You Look Good

Linda Ronstadt                         You’re No Good

Little Big Town                         Girl Crush

Little Big Town                         Pontoon

Little Big Town                         Tornado

Lynyrd Skynyrd                        Sweet Home Alabama

Maren Morris                            My Church

The Marshall Tucker Band        Can’t You See

Marvin Gaye                             Let’s Get It On

Merle Haggard                          Silver Wings

Merle Haggard                          The Bottle Let Me Down

Merle Haggard                          Swinging Doors

Merle Haggard                          Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink

Merle Haggard                          Ramblin’ Fever

Midland                                    Drinkin’ Problem

Miranda Lambert                      Gunpowder and Lead

Miranda Lambert                      White Liar

Miranda Lambert                      Baggage Claim

Morgan/Kershaw                      He Drinks Tequila, She talks

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band               Fishin’ In The Dark

Old Crow Medicine Show         Wagon Wheel

Pat Benetar                               Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Patsy Cline                               Crazy

Queen                                      Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Randy Travis                            Forever and Ever Amen

Ray Price                                  Heartaches By The Number

Rolling Stones                          Honky Tonk Women

Steve Earl                                 Copperhead Road

Sublime                                    Santeria

Tim McGraw                            Just To See You Smile

Tim McGraw                            Shotgun Rider

Tom Petty                                 Free Fallin’

Tom Petty                                 Mary Jane’s Last Dance

Trick Pony                                Pour Me

Vince Gill                                 One More Last Chance

Waylon and Willie                    Good Hearted Woman

Waylon and Willie                    Luckenbach Texas

Waylon and Willie                    Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies…

Waylon Jennings/Leann Rimes  Only Mamma That’ll Walk The Line

Whitney Duncan                       Skinny Dipping

Willie Nelson                            On The Road Again

Wilson Pickett                          Mustang Sally

Wreckers                                  Leave The Pieces

Zac Brown Band                       Toes

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