How did this song make it to #3 in 1979? As far as I am concerned, this dog belongs on our “Songs We Love to Hate” List. But just for fun, I found a version with the lyrics so you can watch and sing along!
Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia:
“Coward of the County” is a country song written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. The song was released in November 1979 as the second single from Rogers’ multi-platinum album Kenny. It became a major crossover hit, topping the Billboard Country chart and reaching #3 on the Hot 100 chart; it also topped the Cash Box singles chart and was a Top 10 hit in numerous other countries worldwide topping the chart in Canada, the UK, and also in Ireland where it stayed at #1 for six consecutive weeks.