In 2006, he released Duets, on which he sang with everyone from Bono to the dixie Chicks.
Remember what they did to Natalie Maines and the dixie Chicks for speaking out against the war?
Until Lyndon Johnson in 1964, no true son of dixie had been elected president since the Civil War.
Reminded of that revving motor down in dixie, I have to concur.
I mean, there can be little doubt that public opinion in dixie in 1954 opposed the integration of the schools.
I may need your help almost any day now, and so you, too, may share the secret with dixie and Ken.
I told her if you could neglect Sue for dixie your love wasn't worth a rap.
As soon as we eat breakfast, let's get all our things on the 'dixie' and pull out.
To-night, in one tent, a dozen or more are singing "dixie" at the top of their voices.
Nor was he alone in this, for the messenger would be dixie; but no one said a word.
1859, first attested in the song of that name, which was popularized, if not written, by Ohio-born U.S. minstrel musician and songwriter Dan Emmett (1815-1904); perhaps a reference to the Mason-Dixon Line, but there are other well-publicized theories dating back to the Civil War. Popularized nationwide in minstrel shows. Dixieland style of jazz developed in New Orleans c.1910, so called from 1919.
An American song of the nineteenth century. It was used to build enthusiasm for the South during the Civil War and still is treated this way in the southern states. It was written for use in the theater by a northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett. As usually sung today, “Dixie” begins:
I wish I was in the land of cotton;
Old times there are not forgotten:
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
: a Dixie drawl
The southern United States
[1980s+; origin obscure; perhaps because the region is south of the Mason-Dixon line]