Dallas Dixon, a.k.a. Jake Hill Source: Instagram / @iamdixondallas

2023 Rewind: Who is Dixon Dallas? Meet the Country Singer Going Viral for his Explicitly Gay Ballad

Shawn Laib READ TIME: 6 MIN.

This piece is part of EDGE's 2023 Rewind series. We're reaching into our archives and sharing some of our favorite stories from the past year.

Social media has a way of spreading even the most niche types of tunes and musical mashups together, delivering unique sounds and unconventional genre twists of tired song tropes. Country music is traditionally associated with rural America, Southern small-town demographics that skew politically and culturally conservative, and therefore often anti-LGBTQ+. The genre is also seeing a comeback on the charts, with controversial country stars Morgan Wallen and Jason Aldean (who has recently doubled-down on his drama) having songs in Billboard's Hot 100 top 10. (Additionally, Luke Combs' unnecessary cover of out singer Tracey Chapman's iconic "Fast Car" is also in the top 10.)

Country music has only welcomed a few queer singers like Orville Peck, T.J. Osborne, Brandi Carlile, and even Lil Nas X. Breaking into the industry can be difficult, but the viral sensation Dixon Dallas has brought country music to the mainstream, but with an extremely gay spin.

Dallas, whose real name is Jake Hill, has not identified if he is gay or a part of the LGBTQ+ community, but he's picked up a lot of steam on Twitter and TikTok, thanks to his highly sexualized gay ballad, "Good Lookin.'" Using traditional country music tropes, like descriptive romantic verses and singing in a deep southern drawl, Dallas' music is everything a country music fan has come to know and love except it comes with an explicit gay twist. In particular, Twitter users were obsessed with the lyrics:

"He's bouncing off my booty cheeks, I love the way he rides / I can hardly breathe when he's pumping deep inside / I kiss him on his neck and then he kisses on my bussy / Call him 'Daddy' while I holler, man, that boy so damn good looking."

@iamactuallyjakehill Dixon Dallas is set to make his country music debut very soon 🎸🀠 #fyp #countrymusic #country #dixondallas ♬ Dixon Dallas Good Lookin - Jake Hill

"Good Lookin'" isn't the first hot and horny song Hill/Dallas has shown off for his fans. Others such as "Like Whiskey" and "Sleeping All Alone" have also gone viral to a lesser extent.

by Shawn Laib

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