Dixie was born and raised on a plantation in Gayville, South Carolina, the only daughter of Pat and Phil McCootchie. Growing up, Dixie was fascinated with fashion, wig-styling, singing and dancing…and seeing her name in lights. She was also quite fascinated by the male anatomy. At the age of 16, Dixie was chosen Miss Magnolia Queen, but was unceremoniously stripped of her title after it was discovered she had performed favors of the oral variety for two of the three judges. Dixie was sent off to Miss MacGyver’s Finishing School in hopes that she would learn the refinement of a true Southern lady.
After graduation, Dixie packed up her wigs, cosmetics, and oral skills and headed off for Music City. Dixie practiced her musical craft, and soon became an avid skin flute player, and even learned trombone… although she’s a bit rusty. It wasn’t long before Dixie’s musical talents were noticed by top Country Music record executives, and she was promptly signed to B.J. Records. She garnered her first number one hit with the smash single “Talkin’ to the Judge”. She followed that with her next gold record, “Lolly-Gagging”. Her third single, “Country Blumpkin” started a national line dancing craze called the “Mushroom Stamp.”
After two Academy of Cuntry Music Awards, a successful HEAD-lining tour through Europe with her band, The Chicken-Chockers, and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Shame, Dixie’s career began to slow down. She briefly revived her popularity with her gospel hit, “Drop Kick me Jesus, through the Goal Posts of Life”, but she never returned to her former level of popularity. Dixie recently moved to Atlanta, GA, where is a full-time skin flute instructor. She is also very active in her local Baptist church, The Glory Hole, where she serves as music director and principle tongue-speaking interpreter.