>I vaguely remember Hillbilly Heaven on Rte. 1 in the Lorton area as a place that seemed oddly out of place in the eighties. The rednecks were slowly losing their grip on the region, but here was their heaven. I guess the name was a hint about their fate. HH was a nightclub was owned by Earl Dixon in 70s and 80s that was one of the last bastions of the old times. Hillbilly Heaven hosted Bill Haley, Conway Twitty and other country singers, but the show I would have killed to see was Mike Johnson, the “No. 1 Black Yodeler”. Anyways, the place had a reputation for hard drinking, violence, and other nefarious activities.
An interesting side note is Earl Dixon’s daughter is the actress Donna Dixon.