The day renegade country icon David Allan Coe rolled into South Georgia

In case you wanna catch outlaw country icon David Allan Coe live but have never made the leap, a detailed review along with exclusive photos and videos is certain to provide the ultimate pre-show guide for the “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile” troubadour. Seen in the accompanying still resembling a crusty marauder straight out of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the long-haired, bearded singer-songwriter is pictured on “Hello in There.” Featuring the John Prine-penned title cut, Coe’s 22nd studio album was distributed on September 26, 1983, by Columbia Records. “Hello in There” sold moderately well, charting at No. 38 C&W on Billboard. Sole single “Crazy Old Soldier,” composed by Paul Kennerley and Troy Seals, failed to connect with listeners, stalling at No. 85 C&W. One year later Ray Charles recruited Johnny Cash for a winning duet on the No.1 C&W “Friendship” album. Photography by Mark Tucker / Sony Music Entertainment / Rockers.de

David Allan Coe nimbly rode through South Georgia on June 19, 2010, delivering a solid set packed with songs showcasing classic outlaw country music. One of the best country songwriters unleashed in the latter part of the 20th century, Coe continues to perform up to a hundred dates annually. In case you’ve considered seeing the “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile” song stylist…

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Jeremy Roberts

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net