David Allan Coe 2016David 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 also recorded by Tanya Tucker) and “Take This Job and Shove It” (which was later recorded by Johnny Paycheck and inspired a hit movie; both Coe and Paycheck had minor parts in the film).

Coe was born in Akron, Ohio on September 6, 1939. His favorite singer as a child was Johnny Ace. After being sent to the Starr Commonwealth For Boys reform school at the age of 9, he spent much of the next 20 years in correctional facilities, including three years at the Ohio State Penitentiary. Coe received encouragement to begin writing songs from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, with whom he had spent time in prison.

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