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Confederate Railroad

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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

    '90s Country

    '90s Country
    2 songs

    Country Party

    Country Party
    1 song

    Classic Country

    Classic Country
    1 song

Albums by
Confederate Railroad

Top Songs by
Confederate Railroad

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

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