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

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