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Confederate Railroad

Often described as a cross between Alabama and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Confederate Railroad made their name with a party-ready hybrid of modern country and Southern rock, which also earned them comparisons to Charlie Daniels and Hank Williams, Jr. Their trashy, roughneck wardrobe was a good indicator of their rowdy, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, but they were also able to balance that with a sincere sentimental streak. Singer/guitarist Danny Shirley, lead guitarist Michael Lamb, steel guitarist Gates Nichols, keyboardist Chris McDaniel, bassist Wayne Secrest, and drummer Mark Dufresne got together in the early '80s and spent years playing the Atlanta bar scene, eventually merging into a tight unit with original material. They served as the house band at Miss Kitty's in Marietta, Georgia for several years and also worked as a backing band on the road behind Johnny Paycheck and David Allan Coe. After around a decade of paying dues, Confederate Railroad finally earned a shot with Atlantic, and released their self-titled debut album in 1992. Lead single "She Took It Like a Man" inched into the Top 40, but the record really took off with the next two singles; "Jesus and Mama" and "Queen of Memphis" both shot into the country Top Five. Fan favorite "Trashy Women" also made the Top Ten, and two additional singles -- "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back" and "She Never Cried" -- hit the Top 40. With such a large store of hits, Confederate Railroad went double platinum. The band's 1994 follow-up, Notorious, also sold over a million copies and spawned another Top Ten hit with "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind"; another concert favorite, "Elvis and Andy," made the Top 20. The title track of 1995's When and Where proved to be their last significant hit for a while, and guitarist Lamb left the band, to be replaced by Jimmy Dormire. Arriving in 1998, Keep on Rockin' confirmed the band's downward commercial slide, and keyboardist McDaniel eventually left as well; his replacement was Cody McCarver. Confederate Railroad parted ways with Atlantic and signed with the smaller Audium label for their next album, 2001's Unleashed, which spawned the hit singles "That's What Brothers Do" and "She Treats Her Body Like a Temple." The band continued to perform live, but it would be nearly five years before Confederate Railroad would step back into the studio. The resulting Cheap Thrills, released via Shanachie, found the group tackling 11 cover songs, the majority of which were from Southern rock and country artists like Billie Joe Shaver, Alan Jackson, and Johnny Paycheck. The band moved to E1 Music in 2010 and released its very first concert album, Live: Back to the Barroom. Lucky to Be Alive, the group's seventh studio long-player and first album in nine years, dropped in 2016 via Sony Music. ~ Steve Huey
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Stations Featuring
Confederate Railroad

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    '90s Country
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    Country Party
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    Classic Country
    1 song

Albums by
Confederate Railroad

Top Songs by
Confederate Railroad

  1.   Song
  2.   Trashy Women
  3.   Queen of Memphis
  4.   Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind
  5.   Jesus and Mama
  6.   I Hate Rap
  7.   Finish What He Started
  8.   When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back
  9.   White Trash with Money
  10.   The One You Love the Most
  11.   Psycho Bitch From Hell
  12.   Bill's Laundromat, Bar and Grill
  13.   The Big One
  14.   She Never Cried
  15.   B.B. Gun
  16.   My Baby's Lovin'
  17.   All I Wanted
  18.   Right Track Wrong Train
  19.   Don't Rock the Jukebox
  20.   She Treats Her Body Like a Temple
  21.   Still One Outlaw Left
  22.   What Brothers Do
  23.   Roll the Dice
  24.   Long Gone
  25.   If I Ever Cross That Line
  26.   Played the Game
  27.   Sounds of Home
  28.   Thick as Thieves
  29.   Between the Rainbows and the Rain
  30.   Borrowed Time
  31.   The "R" Word
  32.   I'm Diggin' It
  33.   Wasted Time
  34.   Tonight Is Mine
  35.   Toss a Little Bone
  36.   I'm Just a Rebel
  37.   Sunday Morning and Saturday Night
  38.   Move Over Madonna
  39.   Hunger Pains
  40.   Redneck Romeo
  41.   Elvis and Andy
  42.   I Am Just a Rebel
  43.   Time Off For Bad Behavior
  44.   She Took It Like a Man
  45.   Don't Feel as Young as I Used To
  46.   Goodbye Song
  47.   Trashy Women (20th Anniversary)
  48.   The Man I Am Today
  49.   When You Leave That Way
  50.   Georgia on a Fast Train
  51.   Cheap Thrills
  52.   Simple Man
  53.   Momma Ain't Home Tonight
  54.   Cowboy Cadillac
  55.   Good Ol' Boy (Gettin' Tough)
  56.   A Bible and a Bus Ticket Home
  57.   I Don't Want to Hang Out With Me
  58.   Keep on Rockin'
  59.   See Ya
  60.   When and Where
  61.   You Don't Know What It's Like
  62.   Whiskey and Women
  63.   I'm Not Fallin' for That
  64.   Notorious
  65.   I Know a Little
  66.   That's What Brothers Do
  67.   Summer in Dixie
  68.   Fast Cars, Guitars and Fine Tuned Women
  69.   Oh No
  70.   Whiskey on Ice
  71.   Three Verses
  72.   Lucky to Be Alive
  73.   New Way to Light Up an Old Flame
  74.   Black Label, White Lies
  75.   Please Come to Boston
  76.   11 Months + 29 Days
  77.   Somebody Like You
  78.   Hard Livin'
  79.   Trudy
  80.   Honky Tonk Heroes

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