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Date Of BirthSeptember 6, 1939

David Allan Coe is an American singer, songwriter and musician who has written and performed songs in a variety of genres. He first came to prominence in the 1970s as a member of the Outlaw Country movement, and has since written and recorded songs that have been covered by a wide range of artists. Coe has released more than two dozen albums, and his songs have been featured in films and television shows. He is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Coe was born in Akron, Ohio, on September 6, 1939. His father was a truck driver and his mother was a housewife. He has four siblings. Coe’s early education took place in a one-room schoolhouse. He dropped out of high school in the 10th grade, and began working odd jobs. He eventually found work as a musician, playing in clubs and bars.

In the early 1970s, Coe began writing songs for other artists, including Johnny Cash and Tanya Tucker. He also released his own album, Penitentiary Blues. The album’s success led to a recording contract with Columbia Records.

Coe’s subsequent albums were met with mixed reviews, but he continued to find success as a songwriter. His songs have been recorded by a wide range of artists, including Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and George Strait. Coe has also released several live albums, and his most recent studio album, The Mystery Train, was released in 2016.

Coe has been married three times and has four children. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

General Info

Full NameDavid Allan Coe
Date Of BirthSeptember 6, 1939
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Songwriter, You Never Even Called Me by My Name, If That Ain't Country, Would You Lay With Me


ChildrenShelli Coe, Tyler Mahan Coe, Carla Coe, Tanya Montana Coe, Shyanne Coe, You Never Even Called Me by My Name, If That Ain't Country, Would You Lay With Me
ParentsDonald Mahan Coe


NominationsCountry Music Association Award for Song of the Year
MoviesBeer for My Horses, David Allan Coe: Live at Billy Bob's Texas, Take This Job and Shove It

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The Last Man on EarthTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Bad Grandpa2013performer: "You Never Even Called Me By My Name"
Nitro CircusTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Squidbillies2008TV Series 1 episode
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006performer: "Walking Bum" 1970
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Weeds2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004performer: "Linda Lovelace" / writer: "Linda Lovelace"
Big Eden2000performer: "A Sad Country Song" / writer: "A Sad Country Song"
Office Space1999writer: "Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee"
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995performer: "Stand By Your Man"
The Simpsons1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hit the Road Running1983performer: "Hit the Road Running"
The Outsiders1983performer: "Jack Daniels If You Please"
Take This Job and Shove It1981lyrics: "I Love Robbing Banks", "Take This Job and Shove It" / music: "I Love Robbing Banks", "Take This Job and Shove It" / performer: "You Can Count on Beer", "How Good It Used to Be", "I Love Robbing Banks"
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 1 episode


Beer for My Horses2008Gypsy Gene
David Allan Coe: Live at Billy Bob's Texas2002Video
Going to California2002TV SeriesArlin
Stagecoach1986TV MovieIke Plummer
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James1986TV MovieWhiskeyhead
Take This Job and Shove It1981Mooney
Lady Grey1980Black Jack Donovan
Seabo1978Reb Stock


Lesbian Ho'Down at the Bunnyranch2000
Stagecoach1986TV Movie


Heartworn Highways Revisited2015DocumentaryHimself
Squidbillies2008TV SeriesHimself
American Music: Off the Record2008DocumentaryHimself
Field of Stone2007DocumentaryHimself
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down2006Video shortHimself
CMT Outlaws 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
CMT Outlaws2004TV SpecialPerformer
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Heartworn Highways1976DocumentaryHimself

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Rare Southern Gospel Singing Celebration2010VideoHimself - Performer

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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