Musician David Allen Coe Coming To the King Center In Melbourne Oct. 24, Tickets Now On Sale

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David Allan Coe will play the King Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, October 24 at 8 p.m. Like Merle Haggard before him, Coe served time in prison before setting his dreams on becoming a country music star. Coe headed to Nashville in 1967 and found his first big success over five years later — as a songwriter. (Chad Lee Photography)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – David Allan Coe will play the King Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.

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Like Merle Haggard before him, David Allan Coe served time in prison before setting his dreams on becoming a country music star. Coe headed to Nashville in 1967 and found his first big success over five years later — as a songwriter.

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 covered by Tanya Tucker) and “Take This Job and Shove It” (which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck and inspired a hit movie.)

His defiant stance and love of motorbikes, multiple tattoos and ultra-long hair made him a natural ‘Nashville outlaw’, which he wrote about in the self-glorifying ‘Longhaired Redneck’ and ‘Willie, Waylon And Me.’

Coe’s musical style derives from blues, rock and country music traditions. His vocal style is described as a “throaty baritone”. His lyrical content is often humorous or comedic.

Thomas Erlewine describes Coe as “a great, unashamed country singer, singing the purest honky-tonk and hardest country of his era…..He may not be the most original outlaw, but there’s none more outlaw than him.”

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