You’ve Never Heard Anything Like “Tennessee Whiskey” Writer Dean Dillon Singing His Hit

“Tennessee Whiskey” was a hit for George Jones in ’83, but the song has come back to light since Chris Stapleton included it on his album, Traveller. The tune was written by David Allan Coe, Linda Hargrove and Dean Dillon for Coe’s 1981 album. However, it didn’t top the charts until Jones covered it. During … Read more

Kid Rock Joins Kenny Chesney on Stage for Big-Time Medley in Detroit

You can deny it, but these days, Kid Rock is as much a country music superstar as most other country music superstars. Especially when he’s on stage with Kenny Chesney. During Chesney’s Spread the Love tour stop in Detroit, Kid joined Chesney for a medley of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Midnight Rider” and his own … Read more

Cole Swindell and Peyton Manning Take the Stage to Perform David Allan Coe’s “You Never Even Called Me by My Name.”

As part of his his “Swindell Vision” video series, which gives fans a look at what life is like as a successful country music star, Cole Swindell took the stage with infamous quarterback Peyton Manning for a benefit concert at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. Singing David Allan Coe‘s “You Never Even … Read more

Darius Rucker Takes us Back in Time With the Perfect Country and Western Song

Darius Rucker took us back in time with his heartfelt performance of an old country song he used to play with Hootie and the Blowfish. Rucker sat on a stool and belted out “You Don’t Have to Call Me By My Name,” for a special performance that brought back a lot of memories for him. The … Read more

This Day in Country Music: The Perfect Country and Western Song

On this day in 1974, some 40 years ago, David Allan Coe recorded what has been called the perfect country song, “You Never Even Called Me By Name.” Written by John Prine and Steve Goodman, the song was Coe’s first Top 10 hit and peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard charts. Legend has it … Read more