Outlaw country singer, David Allan Coe, is releasing his first country studio-recorded album in almost a decade, DAC's Back, containing 17 never-before-released originals by Coe and three live recordings of songs co-written with Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker.
The album, which contains the new single, "Single Father," a Kid Rock co-write, was recorded primarily in Coe's tour bus studio while on tour over the last few years. It is his first studio album release since his 2004 heavy metal Rebel Meets Rebel collaboration with the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, legendary rock guitarist and co-founder of the rock/metal band Pantera.
The project has been released digitally on Coe's own independent label, DAC Records/1617 Virtual, and is currently only available at CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com
) but will soon be available soon through all major Internet retail outlets. The CD version should hit shelves within the next 60 days. A broadcast-quality version is now available to radio via AirPlay Direct - www.AirPlayDirect.com
Coe, 72 , is still active, performing on the road recently with Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, and Toby Keith. Possible tour dates with Willie Nelson are also in the works.
Deemed by some as the original outlaw, Coe came on the country music scene with his 1969 release, The Penitentiary Blues, having spent time in Ohio's state corrections system. His first real chart successes came with "You Never Even Called Me By My Name," which rose to the Top 5 in 1974 and is now considered a country standard by many. He later had another Top 5 in 1982 with "The Ride" and followed that up that next year with the #1 hit "Mona Lisa's Lost Her Smile." His greatest success, however, is probably as a songwriter, having penned the country classic, "Take This Job And Shove It," a #1 by Johnny Paycheck, and "Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone," a chart-topper by Tanya Tucker.