‘The Heart of Dixie’ by Tricia Walker

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Tricia Walker, a native of Fayette and the director of Delta State University’s Delta Music Institute, wrote The Heart of Dixie about the close ties she had with Dixie, the African -American woman who helped raise her and worked for Walker’s family for three generations. The Heart of Dixie, a touching tribute that crosses the lines of gender, class and race, was included in Oxford American magazine’s 2001 Southern Music Sampler.

Learn more about Tricia Walker and her music at bigfrontporch.com.

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