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David Allan Coe

A life-long renegade, singer/songwriter David Allan Coe was one of the most colorful and unpredictable characters in country music history. One of the pioneering artists of the outlaw country movement of the '70s, he didn't have many big hits -- only three of his singles hit the Top Ten -- but he was among the biggest cult figures in country music throughout his career.

Born in Akron, OH, Coe first got into trouble with the law at age nine. As a result, he was sent to reform school. For the next 20 years, he never spent more than a handful of months outside of a correctional facility -- he spent much of his twenties in the Ohio State Penitentiary. Released from prison in 1967, the wild-haired, earring-wearing, heavily tattooed Coe went straight for Nashville, where he lived in a hearse that he parked in front of the old Ryman Auditorium, the home of the Grand Ole Opry. Although he didn't conform to Nashville's professional standards, he soon gained the attention of the independent label Plantation Records, which released his debut album, Penitentiary Blues, in 1968. Followed within a year by a second volume, all of the songs on these albums were based on his prison experiences.

Coe then toured with Grand Funk Railroad, a signal that he drew as much from rock's traditions as he did from country. Soon, he began performing in a rhinestone suit given to him by Mel Tillis, as well as a Lone Ranger mask, and began calling himself the "Masked Rhinestone Cowboy." Coe's concerts became notorious for their unpredictability -- frequently he would roar up on-stage astride his enormous Harley, swearing at the audience. He cultivated a large cult following with his act, but he couldn't break into the mainstream. However, other artists found success with his songs -- in 1972, Billie Jo Spears had a minor hit with his "Souvenirs & California Mem'rys," and in 1973, Tanya Tucker had a number one hit with Coe's "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)." After Tucker's hit, Coe suddenly became one of Nashville's hottest songwriters; some of the biggest country artists -- including Willie Nelson, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette -- recorded his tunes, leading to his own contract with Columbia Records.

Coe's first two singles for Columbia didn't come close to the country Top 40, but his 1975 cover of Steve Goodman's "You Never Even Called Me by My Name" cracked the Top Ten. Although a string of moderate hits followed, he rarely cracked the country Top 40, although in 1977 Johnny Paycheck took Coe's "Take This Job and Shove It" to number one. During his 13-year association with Columbia, Coe released 26 albums, including the double-album set For the Record: The First 10 Years (1984), 1986's Son of the South (featuring Willie, Waylon, Jessi Colter, and other "outlaws"), and the highly regarded A Matter of Life and Death (1987).

Although Coe had a successful career, it was one plagued with many setbacks. The conservative Nashville music industry frequently snubbed him and he had tax problems with the IRS; at one time, they seized his Key West home, and he went to live in a Tennessee cave until he got back on his feet. Toward the end of the '80s, Coe remarried and began to settle down. Throughout the '90s, he was a popular concert attraction in America and Europe. In addition to his musical career, he also acted in a few movies, including The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James. He also published a novel, Psychopath, and an autobiography. The LP Recommended for Airplay was issued in 1999. The new millennium saw the release of Long Haired Country Boy in 2000; Songwriter of the Tear appeared on Cleveland the following year. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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Roadapple
Momma sells eggs at the grocery store my oldest sister's athird rate whore dad said she cant come home anymore and he means it.
I think that must be DAC's relative
X-rated coe, the Very Best!
He don't give a rats a** about p.c.
He is what he is and if you don't like if that's you problem. He is here to be himself and not to please you. If he ain't southern , at least by attitude, ain't nobody
Met david and his wife a couple times have i think every record hes ever made been an idol of mine since i was knee high to a grass hopper and will be til i die CHEERS DAVID KEEP KICKIN A** BROTHER
dawg400
I was drunk the day mamma got out of prison
And i went to pick her up in the rain
But before i could get there in my pickup truck
She got runned over by a damned ol train
Damn predictive text.
Sharma David Allen. I love him & D.A. & Korn & Slipknot & EARNEST & Talmadge TUBB........ . . . . S H . . . . . .
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading don't stop. This is so scary post this on 5 other songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary it actually works
Love it I'm from Canton Oh
axelcompton
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this comment to you will die in 2 days. Now that you've started reading don't stop. Put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is scary because it actually works
zachism96
The best man in country music right here. It would be an honor to meet this man.
there are worse things to be than a racist
I'm here to enjoy the tunes. Not to make political stmts. if ya can't enjoy the music, go do something else !
D.A.C. Is a Legend!
friends with him he is not racist. so sorry he is just a good ol boy.
Hmm...David Allan Coe. Yea, he recorded some songs with unforgivable language on them, he also worked with Gatemouth Browns son for years (his black drummer) and has recorded a number of pro civil rights songs. I don't think he is racist, just a crazy loud redneck.
Ya he's not racist, he just hates blacks
favorite country singer and he is NOT a racist.
lightemup82
Good sh!t
memphis3807
Too bad hes racist
it dont get any better then this classic country music fine memories
Please follow me:{
Pan head 4 ever
Omg did he right this song based on my family sounds so much like us
gregory_sant e e
Dave is from Akron....Awe s o m e .
Heis
I ACED MY MID TERM... YEA. WOO.

GRADE: 100

Interesting condition, Bobbi!

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Badass song
thanks david u are doing ur heart i saw u in clearwater 10 years ago . no body left but u willy and ------------ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - too bad .
GG ALLIN DOES A GOOD, SOMEWHAT OF A COVER VERSION OF THIS SONG........
IT'S CALLED OUTLAW SCUMFUC..... . . T H E LYRICS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT, CHECK IT
OUT.....IT'S WORTH A LISTEN....GG ALLIN KICKS @SS
IF YOU LOVE DAC THEN YOU MIGHT LIKE OR PERHAPS JUST HATE GG ALLIN
VIA EAST BOSTON-----

Working like a n**ger to make ends meet my favorite line hits home country is f**ked bring back our industry you greedy a**holes
One of the best!!
There is no one that can top DAC!!!
williamscaso n v
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However If you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it works!
one of a kind
Been a fan forever, starting in the early to mid 70's. Seen him several times, took my wife in the late 80's, she ended up back stage... told me she was getting his autograph! She had it alright...I didn't ask. Took my middle son to see him in KC about 5 or 6 yrs ago. Multi-genera t i o n a l fans! Pretty cool....
I love u David Allan Coe!!����
I love u David Allan Coe!!!
8 tommorow is my birthday have memerized every line
smahoney6104
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However, if you don't post this you will dye in 2 days. Now you started reading, so don't stop. This is so scary, put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press F6and your lovers name will appear on the screen in Big Letters. This is so scary, because it actually works.
Country boy anthem if I ever heard one!!!!
Who could hate him; he personified out mundane life.
David Allen Coe is the best, what you talking about?
Johnny Cash is BETTER!!!���
The Ride is one of the best tribute songs to anyone I've ever heard written by anyone. DAC is one of a kind and bad to the bone. The real deal here folks.
I love Country music!
dister1
This man says it true - Hell Yeah Bocephus !!@!!!!
Love David Allen Coe. Keep doing it, my White, North American, Country Brother!
If is right I kiss your a** if I ant country
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