Nixon, Michelle


  • From Goochland, Virginia.
  • Nixon learned to sing in church. Began singing with country bands at age 14.
  • 1989, she and husband Nick formed a country band called Slate River.
  • 2002, formed Michelle Nixon and Drive with mandolin player Vernon Hughes (formerly with the Heights of Grass, Appalachian Drive) and bass player Jim Green (formerly with Bluegrass Etc., Fastest Grass Alive).
  • She owns a hair salon.
  • 2003, released It’s My Turn album (Pinecastle).
  • 2005, released What More Should I Say? album (Pinecastle) with special guest Bill Anderson.
  • 2011, after taking several years off for her family, she returned to performing with a new album A Place I Belong (Mountain Fever).