Hayseed Dixie Hype, Truth and Alternative Facts

We are bored to tears by Standard Music Industry Biography Pages on band websites, but we also recognise and accept their usefulness, utility and necessity. So here is our version of such. Many non-English versions follow at the bottom of this page.


Want the SONG LYRICS? You can find correct lyrics to every original Hayseed Dixie song, in reverse chronological order, RIGHT HERE



Hayseed Dixie started in the year 2000 and has been going for 17 years now, so we’ll get to the BRAND NEW ALBUM in a minute. First, a bit of history . . .

Hayseed Dixie began one innocent summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler aka Barley Scotch and his pal, dobro and pedal steel player Mike Daly, drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s East Nashville studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around with assorted country hat-acts, John had assembled a proper pile of recording equipment and also a heroic collection of Bourbon and Scotch. Thus when he and Mike discovered in their drunken epiphany that the Lost Highway of Reverend Hank Williams and the Highway To Hell of Bishop Bon Scott were indeed the same identical stretch of tarmac, they were well and truly prepared to document this historic revelation in situ.

East Nashville, Tennessee in the Summer of 2000 was a proper Bohemian party place. Nobody had any money, but since the playing field was level, nobody much let that get in the way of anything fun, and a few other friends stopped by, drank some whiskey, and played and sang on this recording here and there. And ten classic AC/DC songs were suddenly re-imagined and recorded forever anew, entirely reinvented as Appalachian Mountain hillbilly rave-ups. Everyone danced (oh how they danced!) around the studio room and out onto the front porch and drank more whiskey. You should have been there. Really. You should have. Oh well.

Fast forward through 17 years, 14 further albums - consisting of both original songs and reinterpretations -  and over 1,300 live shows, and Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force, one that some people deeply love, other people truly hate, and quite a lot of people have never heard of. Such is the life of a cult band. Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass.

Now, about the BRAND NEW ALBUM! Released worldwide on April 14, 2017, “Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow” is the 15th studio album. It finds Hayseed Dixie holding up their own idiosyncratic mirror to an unsettled and unsettling 2017 in a collection of both original songs and reinterpretations of R&B and Soul classics. Dance and sing along with Hayseed Dixie as they probe the queries: “Why do we still believe there is such a thing as ‘race’?” “Are concepts like ‘nations’ and ‘nationality’ really useful to people who lay bricks or perform kidney stone removal surgeries?” and “Why does every song always sound better with a banjo in the mix?” The boys are seeking after the root core categorical commonality that runs like an eternal golden braid throughout all of humanity - so they can buy it a drink!

Speaking of touring, see the band’s current:


And if you are madder than Hell and you’re not gonna take it anymore that Hayseed never plays a show in your town, please read:


The above “Tour Primer” actually applies to almost every band, whether or not the members of said band actually have their individual finger sufficiently on the pulse of their own careers to be cognisant of these facts or otherwise.

Any questions? Of course you still have questions. We certainly do. And we should discuss them in person, up close, where we can smell your pheromones and look into your eyes and wonder why you’re covering up all of your good sexy natural aroma with that horrible chemical garbage they sell you in department stores . . .

We’ll see you at the bar.


+ Hayseed Dixie are the acknowledged creators of their own musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many converts and disciples to the genre out there performing today. In the year 2000, there weren’t.

+ Hayseed Dixie have now released 15 albums since 2001, consisting of both original material and re-interpretations of previously rendered songs, selling a combined total of over 600,000 physical copies. These recordings have been digitally shared (legally and illegally) so many millions of times it makes the band want to laugh and cry simultaneously. And often they do. Alone. In the dark.

+ “Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow” is the newest album release from Hayseed Dixie. It is their greatest album yet. Of course it is! It’s their most recent album!

+ Hayseed Dixie have performed over 1,200 live shows in 33 different countries.

Press Quotes:

“The Hayseed’s berserk hedonism is indeed refreshing! ***** (5 Stars)” - The Guardian

“Hayseed Dixie highlights the worth of mountain music to all things rock: energy, dirt-punk rhythm, careening harmonies and the fundamental right of all no-good fuck-ups to raise hell come Saturday night.” - Uncut UK

“Superlative musicians with a deep love and understanding of the dynamics of both modern rock and ancient hillbilly music” - The Times

“I enjoyed this and . . . on further investigation . . . it’s not good . . . it’s fabulous!” - Brian May, Queen

“This is great! I can’t wait to get the royalty check!” - Gene Simmons, KISS


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