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From the Morocco Shriners Instargram page posted on January 5, 2020: Tonight Illustrious Sir Bruce Ford presented longtime Singer/Songwriter David Allan Coe with a plaque of appreciation for his willingness to put on a concert in the benefit for Shriners Healthcare for Children at Ocala Shrine Club!
10 Jan 2020
More and more new articles have been posted about the events at the Daviess County Fair. Below is a list of collected articles and news coverage about this incident.
Band: David Allan Coe not performing in Daviess County
Country music fans outraged after headliners canceled at Daviess Co. concert
Promoter for David Allan Coe concert in jail, deputies say
Let the truth be known -
Early this morning at 12:41am, Mr. Bad Guy Presents aka Buzz Casey notified The David Allan Coe Band that David's portion of the show at the Daviess County Fairgrounds would be canceled due to low ticket sales despite a near sell-out crowd. Coe was scheduled to play with Confederate Railroad and Jason Evans. At 1:48pm after showing up to play, members of the David Allan Coe band were escorted off of the fairgrounds by security and local Sheriffs and were not permitted to return. David and Kimberly Coe are nearby and were looking forward to playing for their fans this evening, but cannot enter the premises under threat of arrest. In a malicious act and one that hurts fans, David's name has been used to sell tickets and continues to be used as of 4:29pm. This is not the first time that there have been issues with this promoter. Only a few weeks ago, a guitar strap was stolen from a backstage area after the promoter failed to honor contractual security agreements. The strap was later located outside the venue after being stolen. Below are pictures used to promote David at tonight's show cancellation made at 12:41am via text message, and a picture of band members after being escorted to the edge of the property where the show is being held. David and Kimberly would like to apologize to their fans and would like them to know that David is of sound mind and body and was looking forward to playing the Daviess County Fairgrounds in Philpot, KY tonight at 10:30.
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Wishing a happy 9th anniversary to David and Kimberly Coe! David and Kimberly have been together for 19 years and were married in Las Vegas on April 18, 2010. Congratulations!18 Apr 2019
David's knee replacement went well and David has been released from the hospital! Thanks to all who wished him well.17 Apr 2019
2019 Tour Dates Announced. Full dates listed below. Buy your tickets now before they're sold out!26 Jan 2019
The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy. The Original Outlaw. The Legend.
Born in Akron, Ohio, US, Coe lived a troubled youth, spending much of his time in and out of various youth correctional facilities. Having befriended each other in prison, it is thought that Coe was inspired to pursue a career in music by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, with the pair thought to have written songs together whilst behind bars. Upon release from a prison term, Coe took heed of Hawkins’ advice and travelled to Nashville to begin a career in music, where he caught the attention of Plantation Records, releasing his debut album “Penitentiary Blues” in 1970.
Coe became one of the most desired songwriters in the Nashville scene, writing hit songs for artists such as Billie Joe Spears’ 1972 song “Souvenirs and California Mem’rys” and Tanya Tucker’s number one hit in 1973, “Would You Lay With Me (in a field of stone). Despite this success, he had not managed to forge a path with his own career as a solo artist, remaining an underground talent, unable to break into the mainstream charts. Although in 1975, his second record, “Once upon a Rhyme, “ featured the number ten hit of his cover of Steve Goodman’s and John Prine’s “You Never Even Called Me By My Name.”
Moving to Key West,Florida, US, Coe independently released two albums, the comedy inspired “Nothing Sacred” (1978) and his controversial “Underground Album” (1982). Coe again enjoyed chart success in the 1980s, with his hit songs “The Ride” (1983) and “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile” (1984). Since the 90s, Coe has being involved in a number of collaborative efforts, most notably “Rebel Meets Rebel,” a joint effort by Coe and Dimebag Darell and his brother Vinnie Paul alongside Rex Brown, a pioneering work fusing country with metal.
As a talented songwriter and charismatic performer, Coe has garnered legendary status in the world of country music, alongside his wild tales and behaviour. His lyrics have spurred controversy, featuring frequent profanities, tales of drug use and sexually explicit material, gaining him the title of the ‘outlaw’s outlaw.’ With his throaty baritone and dirty grooves, Coe’s honky-tonk country certainly sounds pretty badass.
|February 28 2020||Austin's Fuel Room||Libertyville, IL||Tickets|
|February 29 2020||The Room||Highland, IN||Tickets|
|March 27 2020||Blue Note||Harrison, OH||Tickets|
|April 3 2020||Hard Rock||Sioux City, IA||Tickets|
|April 9 2020||The Cotillion||Wichita, KS||Tickets|
|April 10 2020||Knuckle Heads Saloon||Kansas City, MO||Tickets|
|April 11 2020||The Royal Grove||Lincoln, NB||Tickets|
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Spanning 5 Decades, the David Allan Coe discography includes nearly 50 studio albums, live albums, and audiobooks.
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