David Allan Coe About
David Allan Coe was born in Akron, Ohio in 1939. Coe, with his outlaw country sound, soon became one of the most colorful and controversial country musicians of all time. During Coe’s three years at the Ohio State Penitentiary, Coe received encouragement to write songs from Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Coe was known for odd antics, such as living in a hearse in front of the Grand Ole Opry, and also living in a cave after his house was taken in Key West, Florida. David Allan Coe was most controversial for his two X-Rated albums “Nothing Sacred” and “Underground”.
However, even with the two explicit and controversial X-Rated albums, Coe cemented a spot in country music, with famous songs such as “You Never Even Called Me By My Name and “The Ride”.