After nearly a decade since releasing their previous record, Confederate Railroad return to the country music world with a seventh studio album, Lucky To Be Alive! Before we dive into the new album, if you love Confederate Railroad’s previous hits like, “Queen Of Memphis,” “When And Where,” Trashy Women,” etc., you might as well just order the CD right now! Not familiar with the guys and their past works, but love country infused southern rock? Lucky To Be Alive is for YOU!
The most notable track on Confederate Railroad‘s most recent outing is the 20th Anniversary recording of their classic smash hit, “Trashy Women.” In addition to Danny Shirley’s matured, but still hell-raising vocals, guests John Anderson, Willie Nelson and Colt Ford join in on the celebrating of this 90’s classic.
The remaining eleven tracks are made up of new songs in the Confederate Railroad catalog. If you’re looking for the rowdy upbeat songs that made up the majority of the band’s success throughout the 90’s, they’ve got you covered. The rocking “Fast Cars And Guitars And Fine Tuned Women” is just as at home on Lucky To Be Alive as it would have been on the debut album back in 1992!
“If I Ever Cross That Line” shows that Confederate Railroad still have a more sensitive side to show along with the wilder songs. Perhaps the most surprising track on the record, the Danny Shirley co-penned bluegrass flavored “I Don’t Feel As Young As I Used To,” nearly steals the show. I’ve been listening to these guys for a large majority of my life and I had no idea that this was in them!
Whether you’re looking for raw emotion or a hell-raising rowdy time, Confederate Railroad brings their all to Lucky To Be Alive!
Confederate Railroad’s seventh studio album, Lucky To Be Alive hits stores on Friday, July 8th, and is available to order now at Amazon.com and digitally at iTunes. Follow the band on Twitter at: @ConfederateRR.