Country music sensation Dixon Dallas (aka Jake Hill) sat down for a chat with my buddy Ricky Cornish at Pride.com about his viral country music hit, “Good Lookin.”
Hill is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from south Alabama, who dropped “Good Lookin” in late June under the moniker “Dixon Dallas.”
Earlier this week, I reported on the success of the country music alter ego who has racked up over 9 million streams on Spotify in just over a month.
With playful gay-centric lyrics referencing “kisses on my bussy,” he’s clearly struck a chord with listeners.
Not much is known about “Dixon Dallas.” Hill also has a punk/pop persona with equally raunchy lyrics named “ur pretty.” In rapper mode, Hill has appeared to be straight, but no one’s quite sure.
That said, some folks wonder if “Dixon Dallas” and his racy lyrics are spoofing gays, trolling us, or what? His second song – “Like Whiskey” – also features sexy language, and his third release is a cover of Hill’s “Sleeping All Alone,” but with swapped out pronouns to tell the tale of a gay romance.
Here’s a few take-aways from Ricky’s chat:
• On whether folks think he’s “gay-baiting” with his music:
“Of course, you’ll have people saying I’m gay-baiting and queer-baiting. Growing up in the south, you’re taught how to think a certain way. I reached a point where I started thinking for myself. My music is a big f*** you to my past.”
• Whether he’s gay or straight (considering the overt gay-ness of Dixon’s lyrics):
“No, I haven’t disclosed my sexuality. I could be gay. I could be straight. I could be bi. At the end of the day, I feel like it doesn’t matter. There’s no law that says I can’t write a song about getting my booty cheeks bounced off of.”
• At the end of the day, “Dixon” says he just focuses on the positive messages he’s received about his music:
“The amount of messages I get from people saying ‘I’m a gay man. We don’t have this type of music. It makes me feel seen. It makes me feel heard and comfortable in my skin.’ Those messages are what makes me want to keep doing this. If somebody wants to cancel me, I don’t care. I don’t give a s*** about any type of negativity.”