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

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