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Born in Buffalo, New York, Dixon began piano lessons at the age of 4. His Mother was a Piano Teacher and his Father was a Doctor. A classmate of Oscar Hammerstein's Physician, who took him to his first Broadway musical at the age of 5, Dixon says, he has been hooked on the art-form ever since. Particularly English Music Hall, type Theatre. To this day, "HALF A SIXPENCE," is still one of his favourites.
Dixon attended and graduated from an East Coast Prep School, went to college in Mexico and served in the Far East; Tokyo, Hong Kong and environs for the U.S. Government for several years.
He later became a staff writer in New York and wrote "special" material for New York nightclub acts. Dixon has also written and won awards for the music plays he has done in the children's field, some of which have been produced and performed at various elementary schools around the U.S. He has been named Music Director of a Made For TV Film with a circa 1940's setting and has had a song recently used in a TV Sitcom Pilot that was broadcast in several major markets and has yet to be picked up for syndication.
If you are wondering why Dixon DeVore is being featured as a songwriter on a Country Music website, the answer is that for some time now, this prolific songwriter has been writing Country songs and working with numerous emerging Nashville artists such as, Karen Pendley, ("Impossible Dreams", "Come On Back To Boston", "The Fort Worth Polka", "Texas Rose" and "I've Been Looking For You".) Chip Brown, Yudkin Smith and Jeremiah Jeriah, who were chosen to record songs showing the humorous side of this talented songwriter, ("Can You Drink Beer In Heaven", "Never Sleep Under A Coconut Tree" "Please Mr Lee" and "I'd Jump Off A Bridge For You,") as well as talented guitarist Mike Sutterfield who excellently performs some fine instrumentals such as, "Alicia", "Jessica," "Bryanna" and my own personal favourite, the wonderful "Carina." Mike is also called upon as a vocalist on occasion's, with the wonderful, "Little Girl Eye's" being my favourite. Dixon has also made forays into Gospel music with 3 songs, ("A House Is Not A Home", "Straight Into His Arms" and "Keep Him In Mind") being recorded by Martha Carson.
the time of writing, 9 of Dixon's songs have appeared in the European
Top 40 charts
as tracked and charted by EMS European
.. with the current entry being Aaron Nobles
recording of "Don't Play With Guns,"
a song that made the charts even though it wasn't on any of
the media compilation's and was mailed out to European DJ's, only
by Dixon personally.
Much more than your average songwriter, Dixon DeVore II is so versatile, he can come up with the goods whether you are looking for country music, songs for special occasion's (his 21 track CD, "Songs For A Wedding" is sure to provide a song for that very special occasion) or music and stories to keep the kids entertained ("Mortimer The Very Rich Mouse" succeeded in keeping my 5 year old Granddaughter quiet for ages, so it must be good!!!).
Currently residing in the pristine forests of Southern New Hampshire with wife, Barbara, and miniature Dachshund, Leah, Dixon is also a music publisher and label owner.
To find out more and listen to more sound-bytes of the work of this extremely talented songwriter, pay a visit to http://cdbaby.com/devore.