David Allan Coe may be one of country music's most brilliant songwriters and performers. His career has spanned decades and he still is on tour across the world. Perhaps one of David's most popular hits was a song that was called " the perfect country and western song".

Why was it declared the perfect country and western song? Well it had all the elements of a great country song. It's lyrics featured sadness, drinking, momma, trucks, trains, prison and a lot of other really cool things.

David Allan Coe recorded "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" on this date in 1974. The song was written by the late Steve Goodman, who also wrote "The City of New Orleans" and "The Dying Cub Fan's Last Request ".