David Allan Coe set to tear up the Crown Room
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. and#8212; The description and#8220;outlaw countryand#8221; really does apply to David Allan Coe, who returns Saturday, June 16, to the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Akron, Ohio, David Allan Coe was in and out of reform schools, correction centers and prisons since the age of 9. Coeand#8217;s unrestrained ego is evident throughout his work. He had the audacity to pen the 1976 song, and#8220;Willie, Waylon and Me.and#8221;
According to his publicity campaigns, he spent time on Death Row for killing a fellow inmate who demanded oral sex. After receiving a conflicting account from prison officials, a Rolling Stone magazine reporter questioned Coe about the alleged murder. His musical response was the song, and#8220;Iand#8217;d Like to Kick the (blank) Out of You.and#8221;
Whatever the truth of the matter, Coe was paroled in 1967 and took his songs about prison life to record executive Shelby Singleton, who released two albums on his SSS label. Coe wrote Tanya Tuckerand#8217;s 1974 No. 1 single, and#8220;Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)?and#8221; and took to calling himself and#8220;Davey Coe, the Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboyand#8221; and#8212; performing in a mask and driving a hearse. His defiant stance and love of motorcycles, multiple tattoos and ultra-long hair made him a natural Nashville outlaw, which he wrote about in the self-glorifying and#8220;Longhaired Redneck.and#8221;
In 1978, Johnny Paycheck had a No. 1 country hit with Coeand#8217;s and#8220;Take This Job and Shove It,and#8221; which inspired a film of the same title in 1981. Coeand#8217;s own successes included the witty and#8220;Divers Do it Deeperand#8221; (1978), and#8220;Jack Daniels if You Pleaseand#8221; (1979), and#8220;Now I Lay Me Down to Cheatand#8221; (1982) and and#8220;The Rideand#8221; (1983and#8217;s song which conjures up a meeting between Coe and Hank Williams). In 1984, Coe reached No. 2 on the country charts with and#8220;Mona Lisa Lost Her Smileand#8221; to mark his highest chart position as a performer.
Recordings with other performers include and#8220;Donand#8217;t Cry Darlinand#8217;and#8221; and and#8220;This Bottle (In My Hand)and#8221; with George Jones, and#8220;Iand#8217;ve Already Cheated on Youand#8221; with Willie Nelson and and#8220;Get A Little Dirt on Your Handsand#8221; with Bill Anderson. Coeand#8217;s 1978 album Human Emotions was about his divorce and#8212;one side being and#8220;Happy Sideand#8221; and the other and#8220;Su-i-side.and#8221; The controversial cover of Texas Moon shows the bare backsides of his band and crew, and he has also released two mail-order albums of explicit songs, and#8220;Nothing Sacred and Underground.and#8221;
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