When David got out of prison in 1967, he made Nashville his home to become a country music singer & songwriter. He was homeless at that time and lived in the back of a red Cadillac hearse. He parked it in front of the Ryman Auditorium where the Grand Ole Opry was at the time. So David begins to advertise the Grand Ole Opry on his hearse to the crowds as they went by David Allan Coe was there smiling in front of the famed venue. It was Davids way of getting attention as a performer. What was the result? It worked. Plantation Records signed Coe him to the label. David’s first two albums, Penitentiary Blues & Requiem for a Harlequin was released through Plantation, and that was the break he needed. He signed with Columbia Records a few years later, and the rest is history.
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