Saturday, September 6, 2008


David Allan Coe, Long haired redneck and country rebel, is 69.
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.Upon release, he moved to the parking lot of the Ryman Theatre (home of the Grande Ole Opry) in a hearse.
Struggle often caught up with him. IRS repossessions, living in a cave (seriously), divorce, and accusations of alcoholism and prejudice all came a-calling on Coe.
One of the most fascinating -- and, some would say, dangerous -- figures in the entire history of country music.
David Allen Coe resents formality, sobriety, and his lack of recognition.

Here's a bonus, HankIII covering DAC.

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