UPDATED – Hank3 & David Allan Coe Collaboration “The Outlaw Ways”
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The long-rumored, long-awaited Hank Williams III / David Allan Coe collaboration may finally be in the offing. The song called “The Outlaw Way” was recorded early last year at Hank3’s home studio in east Nashville when David Allan Coe was in town. Hank3 first spoke about the collaboration in a live chat last February, when a fan asked if he would ever participate in a remake of the famous Hank Williams Jr. / Waylon Jennings duet “The Conversation.”
Well me and David Allan Coe have taken on that, and it will be coming out in about another two months or so. That’s just one of those songs that no matter who did it, it will never be the same, it will never be as cool as it was. It was a really special song for Hank Jr. and Waylon. Who knows what will happen in the future, but what David Allan Coe and me did will be the closest thing to something like that.
Hank3 also mentioned the project a month later when talking to The Entertainment Nexus.
Yeah, we’re getting ready to have that come out here soon. It’s just making sure that everything is correct like it always has been”¦ on a good relationship with him. The song will be coming out soon and it’s an honor to be able to work with David again. He’s like a grandfather to me as far as advice and saying hey and all that good stuff. We’ve got a song called ‘The Outlaw Way” that’ll be coming into play before we know it and I’m looking forward to that.
Since then there’s been no word on “The Outlaw Way” but numerous bits of unconfirmed chatter over the last few days has the song being released in a limited-edition 2,000-run vinyl format, with the song also being made available for download.
This wouldn’t be the first time David Allan Coe and Hank3 appeared in the same song. The pair traded off vocal duties in the song “Get Outta My Life” from the Pantera / David Allan Coe, metal / country fusion project Rebel Meets Rebel.
Photo from Southern Delight. Thanks to Brooklyn Hellbetty and Country Damn Music on Twitter for helping with this story.
January 14, 2013 @ 6:13 pm
Can’t fuggin’ wait!!!!!!
January 14, 2013 @ 6:24 pm
January 14, 2013 @ 6:34 pm
just one song?
January 14, 2013 @ 6:38 pm
Well if it’s on vinyl, there’ll have to be something on the other side…
January 15, 2013 @ 9:11 am
i hope so, but not necessarily. for example, eyehategod released the single “new orleans is the new vietnam” last year as a one track, single sided 7″ vinyl record. so this project being only one track is a distinct possibility, as one-sided records have been released in the past. i sincerely hope that’s not the case here because these are two of my all-time favorites. i can’t wait to here the track(s)!
January 24, 2013 @ 2:10 pm
I HAVE SOME 45’S WITH THE SAME SONG ON BOTH SIDES..
January 14, 2013 @ 6:46 pm
Hell yeah. 2 of my all time favorites.
January 14, 2013 @ 9:49 pm
January 14, 2013 @ 10:32 pm
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January 17, 2013 @ 11:56 am
Maybe the person who made the comment isn’t as excited as the majority of the other people posting comments, and wanted to express that using a one word comment that is generally accepted as a word that conveys a lack of interest. On the other hand, it may be possible that the article was boring to him and it made him very sleepy.
But he’s probably just a fuckin troll.
Any word on when/if we can hear this?
January 17, 2013 @ 12:42 pm
He’s made similar sarcastic, disparaging comments on other articles trying to draw folks offsides.
As soon as I get more info abut this I will let folks know.
January 15, 2013 @ 1:53 am
any word on where can we buy this?
I mean I would love to get the vinyl, but if it’s a fortune from Europe…
January 15, 2013 @ 9:06 am
As soon as I have more info on this project, including where people can purchase it, I will let every one know.
January 15, 2013 @ 6:49 am
First thing I thought of was it might song “Day by Day” (had to refresh my memory on the title) from Ghost to a Ghost, which included “livin’ the outlay way” in the chorus. An OK song. I take it this will be a different song?
January 15, 2013 @ 7:59 am
I don’t care what anyone says. I liked Rebel Meets Rebel. DAC may be old and barely hangin’ on, but he does whatever the fuck he wants and I respect that about him. To me, he will always be the man that invented gangster rap (Ex. name dropin’, braggin’ and boastin’, gagging Linda Lovelace, etc…)
I don’t have the highest hopes for this pairing, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it on some level.
January 15, 2013 @ 9:22 am
I think as long as they write and record as musicians and not outlaws it will be great. I just get worried sometimes that when great musicians see that their “style” is catching on and they force it in their songwriting. Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan of both of these guys, I just hope they are writing for the music and not to uphold and re-validate their “outlaw” persona. Just my two cents.
January 15, 2013 @ 9:53 am
Skoal Mint predicted this!
TX Music Jim
January 15, 2013 @ 10:06 am
Hey DAC and Hank III it some level are going to be good will it be a masterpiece ? However, i’m certian it will put a smile on my face.
January 15, 2013 @ 7:42 pm
Honestly never been a fan of DAC. Guy wrote a few good songs, but he can’t carry a tune and always trying to act like a bad ass. He’s made out as an outlaw because of his name, but his body of work as an artist isn’t that impressive. “Take this job and shove it” and “Tennesse Whiskey” are timeless country songs, but i’m just not a fan.
January 16, 2013 @ 1:57 pm
Are you hugging kidding me? A few good songs? I believe you need to check out a little more of the mans catalog. You ever heard the album Living on the edge? You absolutely do not know of what you speak…Dude is an unreal songwriter..
January 16, 2013 @ 8:22 pm
What makes him a bad ass? He can’t sing and just name drops how much of an outlaw he is in all of his songs. DAC sucks and will always be remembered for two things: “you never even call me by my name” and for his few racist tunes. Guy can’t carry a tune in a bucket.
January 16, 2013 @ 9:12 pm
You have got to be kidding me. DAC does whatever he wants when he wants just because that is the sort of person that he is, not jut trying to act like a badass. Also he is also one of the best singer-songwriter in not only outlaw, but country music period, he also has countless of memorable songs not just a few.
January 17, 2013 @ 7:07 am
You have to be fucking joking, cant sing? Have you even heard anything the man has sung, he has as good of a voice as any country singer, except George Jones or Vern Gosdin. Listen to more than just a few songs, get educated about an artist before you try to discredit them. I could list song after song that shows his vocal prowess, but I will leave you with these: “take time to know her”, “canteen of water”, “ive given about all I can take”, and his cover of “unchained melody”. Listen to those and say he can’t carry a tune.
January 17, 2013 @ 9:04 am
I could not disagree more. Coe has written scores of great songs. He has a classic, memorable voice and he is the truest of the outlaws.
January 16, 2013 @ 2:44 pm
And, I think some of you are confused. DAC is an outlaw because he is an Outlaw. He is literally a member of the Outlaws…panheads forever? Damn kids…
January 16, 2013 @ 2:46 pm
Furthermore, he does not act like a badass, he is the definition of the term badass.
January 19, 2013 @ 11:51 am
“Truth23” , tell me about the years you spent in prison before you start dealing “Outlaw Cards”.
January 19, 2013 @ 1:55 pm
As Trigger has mentioned, being a country music “outlaw” has nothing to do with breaking the law or having gone to prison. It’s about asserting one’s artistic freedom.
January 15, 2013 @ 11:19 pm
Gonna try really hard to get ahold of this!
January 16, 2013 @ 12:21 pm
If anybody deserves the right to use the outlaw card, Â it’s these two.Â
Chris Lewis "Louie"
January 16, 2013 @ 4:03 pm
January 16, 2013 @ 11:03 pm
Hellbillied up and rasin hell, the greatest outlaws do it again cant wait to here it and c it live brothers have fun and b safe out there
January 17, 2013 @ 10:35 am
I like these two, and teaming up is good for their fans if nothing else. I hope they don’t over do it, although I think they both know how to get the message of fake outlaw across without going overboard, plus, DAC can’t go overboard, he has all the cred he needs to say what he wants about musically being an outlaw or just a flat out “outlaw” in life.
In someways though, I am getting concerned with true artists cutting songs that call out the fake outlaws. The laundry list type songs of their own listing why someone is fake is getting as annoying as the laundry list songs by the fakes. I think better to just not acknowledge it at all and go about making great music. Fake outlaws are a trend, they will pass soon, no need to give them your attention. Or, hopefully it is clever. I.E. “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”
January 17, 2013 @ 4:02 pm
This is speculation on my part, but I don’t think this song will take a negative look at the new crop of fake Outlaws. My guess is Hank3 has very little if any knowledge that a fake Outlaw movement exists. I doubt he’s ever heard an Eric Church or Justin Moore song, or knows they call themselves Outlaws. He’s been so cloistered these days, he barely knows anything of the outside music world. David Allan Coe may not know much more, though I would bet he knows about it before Hank3. I’m guessing it will be more about the old-school “Outlaw” mentality.
I don’t have any expectations for this song. It will be fun to hear them together, but I’m not expecting anything groundbreaking. It’s just two dudes who respect each other getting together to have some fun.
January 18, 2013 @ 7:50 am
“My guess is Hank3 has very little if any knowledge that a fake Outlaw movement exists. I doubt he”™s ever heard an Eric Church or Justin Moore song, or knows they call themselves Outlaws. He”™s been so cloistered these days, he barely knows anything of the outside music world.”
I’m really glad to read this. Hank III sounds a lot smarter than I thought. Shunning and seceding from the dominant culture is a sign of intelligence. Get rid of that box in the corner that lies to you; stop giving your money to the demons in Hollywood that hate you, and get back to real life. You will lead a much richer, more fulfilling life by doing this.
January 21, 2013 @ 9:28 am
“I don”™t have any expectations for this song. It will be fun to hear them together, but I”™m not expecting anything groundbreaking. It”™s just two dudes who respect each other getting together to have some fun.”
Trigger, with all due respect, and I appreciate you allowing my posts, and I don’t want to go anywhere with this…I just ask that you consider the statement you made above, and apply it to some other artists that you blog about when they get together with dudes they respect to have some fun making music.
Tom the Polack
January 18, 2013 @ 3:09 am
can’t wait for this!
January 20, 2013 @ 12:53 pm
This sounds good.
DAC has been my favorite country musician for almost 40 years.
He played the Exit Inn in Nashville a week or so ago and I think he is heading to Europe and Australia for an extended tour.
He looks and acts so unhealthy that I fear he won’t make it back (in the front part of the aircraft).
I wanted to see him at the Exit Inn very badly, but I couldn’t get myself to Nashville to catch the show.
May 15, 2013 @ 6:17 pm
Is there some sort of negative history between Hank3 and his dad? He references Hank Jr. in name as opposed to his status as a father, which sounds especially odd. While I could see him doing that out of formality, it’s also a bit odd that news concerning the two of them together is rather scarce.
May 21, 2013 @ 9:03 am
Yeah, I remember thinking that when CMT did a Hank Jr Tribute special, and Holly Williams and Shooter Jennings did “The Conversation.”
Then there was supposedly a time where Kid Rock made public comments about Hank 3 not giving his dad the proper respect, with Hank 3 replying that Kid should mind his business.
So maybe there was, but I know more recently I saw a video on youtube of 3 and Jr turkey hunting together, looked like it was filmed for some outdoors show, and they seemed to be on good terms.
actually just found it
May 21, 2013 @ 3:08 pm
The crux is that Hank Jr. was not really around when Hank3 was growing up. He only saw him roughly once a year. He was raised by his mom and step-dad. There are some specific stories surrounding their relationship, but that is the crux of it. Hank3 really doesn’t feel like Hank Jr. supported him like a father should. Then Kid Rock pops up and Hank Jr. starts calling him his “Rebel Son” and there was a rumor that Kid Rock was truly Hank Jr.’s son. At one point, Kid Rock (with Pamela Anderson in tow) accosted Hank3 on his bus and told him he needed to be a better son. That is where the bad blood came from.
Hank3 and Hank Jr. used to get together for annual hunting trips and remained cordial. But apparently a couple of years back, there was an incident where one of Hank3’s friends got accidentally injured on one of these trips, and that has resulted in renewed bad blood between the two. I am not privy to the details of that incident aside from hearing that it happened from numerous sources. So unless something has changed recently, Hank3 and Hank Jr. do not have an active relationship.
May 21, 2013 @ 7:59 pm
Ah. That’s rather sad, but understandable given the circumstances. Speaking of the Hanks, did you ever review or even listen to Hank Jr.’s newest album, “Old School New Rules”? Or are you not much of a Hank Jr. fan?
May 21, 2013 @ 9:58 am
Read it during work today. Couldn’t wait. Just came home and found out it is not yet available in the German itunes store…
May 21, 2013 @ 5:06 pm
May 21, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
no duo/duet can top this one…EVER