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

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