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Shirley, Rusty Hendrix, Mark DuFresne,
Mo Thaxton, Joey Recker
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During the first half of the '90's, when country music made a dramatic
stylistic shift towards up-tempo material, Confederate Railroad rose to
prominence with contributions like "Trashy Women" and "Queen
of Memphis." In doing so, this Southern-rock influenced band fortified a
collective musical style that helped put Americans from every walk of life back onto the
dance floor, while at the same time providing classic ballads which helped define '90's
Although Confederate Railroad has taken its blend of
simply-themed emotional ballads and turbo-charged dance floor favorites all over the map
and up and down the music charts, the group's roots are traceable to several of country
music's revolutionaries, including Waylon Jennings,
Charlie Daniels Band and
Hank Williams, Jr.
In a 1992 interview, Chattanooga-born
Danny Shirley explained, "Our roots are real deep in Southern rock. I used to run
with the boys in
Lynyrd Skynyrd, but what turned me on to country music was when Waylon
and Willie hit. I saw that the music I grew up around could have some balls to it."
By the time Atlantic records released Confederate Railroad's
self-titled debut album in 1992, the group had ten years of live performing experience,
and had developed a beer-soaked, high-energy road show which melded traditional country
sensibilities with the free-wheeling energy of rock, including several years as the house
band at Miss Kitty's, a storied Atlanta area night club.
Led by Shirley, the original group which came to the attention of
Atlantic president Rick Blackburn, consisted of guitarist Michael lamb, Gates Nichols on
pedal steel, keyboard player Chris McDaniel, Wayne Secrest on bass and Mark DuFresne on
drums. Lamb left the group in 1995 and was replaced by Jimmy Dormire.
Despite Confederate Railroad's outward appearance as a
tougher-than-leather Southern rock band, it was a reflective ballad which spoke of two old
reliable loves which vaulted the group into stardom. "Jesus and Mama" entered
the country chart during the warm months of 1992, and hit the Top Five that autumn.
By that time, newcomer
Ray Cyrus had turned heads with the
danceable but weird song, "Achy Breaky Heart," and duo
Brooks & Dunn were
riding high with "Boot Scootin' Boogie." Garth Brooks was delivering consistent
chart toppers and Confederate Railroad firmly joined the ranks of hit new
stars with "Queen of Memphis," one of the winter's biggest
hits. So sturdy was "Queen of Memphis," it played steadily alongside Christmas
music during the holiday season and didn't reach the top of the charts until the end of
As much as Confederate Railroad contributed indelibly
to the 1990's country music landscape, the youthful, energetic approach the group takes
with everything from selecting the right songs to delivering them on stage, screen and
video should serve them well on the road to the new millennium. No matter how far uptown
their infectious blend of music takes them, there is a bit of healthy down-home reflection
that emerges from that sound which evokes a not-so-glamorous time, and keeps them
connected to their own roots and musical heritage.
Awards include --
- Academy of Country Music Top New Vocal Duet/Group 1992
Hit songs include --
- Queen of Memphis
- Jesus and Mama
- Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind
- Trashy Women
- When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back
- Elvis and Andy
- When and Where
- She Never Cried
- She Took It Like a Man
- What Brothers Do
- See Ya
- Bill's Laundromat, Bar and Grill
- Summer in Dixie
- She Treats Her Body Like a Temple
- The Big One
- Cowboy Cadillac
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.Southern Rock. / SouthernRock
.Country-Rock. / CountryRock
.Contemporary Country. / ContemporaryCountry
.Neo-Traditionalist Country. / NeoTraditionalistCountry
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Formed: ..in Georgia / formed nGeorgia
Formed: ..in Atlanta / formed AtlantaGA
Formed: in 1987
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
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Concert Schedule – by Live Nation
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HOW TO BOOK CONFEDERATE RAILROAD?
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As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are
prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist's price to increase as
the artist becomes more popular, or decrease when becoming less popular.
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