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

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