Everyone needs a certain appreciation for the classics – those songs that inspired the Texas and Nashville tunes we hear today. There was a certain honesty in songwriting back in the day that deserves to be recognized and remembered.

Oddly enough, when one thinks of outlaw country, David Allan Coe probably won't be the first to come to mind, although this singer/songwriter has earned his keep. The stories of his renegade lifestyle that shines through his music makes up for his lack of number one hits.

In fact, his hit 'Would You Lay With Me' was covered by Tanya Tucker, and is responsible for his growing success as a songwriter.