4. “Son of the South” By David Allan Coe


As a leading force in the outlaw country movement, David Allan Coe dances across genre lines. While he is a country artist, David’s music has also been influenced by blues and rock. 

In his 1987 release “Son of the South,” David paid tribute to his musical icons by naming them in the first two verses of the song. He made sure to honor other outlaw country pioneers such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, but Skynyrd also earned a shout-out in the mix.

Coe name drops Skynyrd in the song’s first verse, confessing that he’s a big fan of theirs and other rock icons, including himself:

“I like to play Hank Williams Jr. records just as loud as they will go. I’m into Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, and David Allan Coe.”

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