DAVID ALLAN COE – COUNTRY MUSIC OUTLAW
David Allan Coe (born September 6, 1939) is an American songwriter, outlaw country music singer, and guitarist who achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. As a singer, his biggest hits were “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile”, “The Ride”, “You Never Even Called Me by My Name”, “She Used to Love Me a Lot”, and “Longhaired Redneck”. His best-known compositions are the No. 1 successes “Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)” (which was covered by Tanya Tucker) and “Take This Job and Shove It” (which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck and inspired a hit movie; both Coe and Paycheck had minor parts in the film).
So far, David Allan Coe has had eighty-one songs hit the Billboard Singles Charts. “Take This Job and Shove It” has received BMI’s coveted Million Airplays Certificate; his “Greatest Hits Album” was certified Platinum; and his “First Ten Years Album” certified Gold. His massive copyright catalog includes an estimated 800 songs. He has also published a novel, Psychopath, and an autobiography, Whoopsy Daisy. Coe began a non-stop concert tour almost 45 years ago and the schedule still boasts a never-ending list of sold out shows.