As of press time, Danny Shirley and the boys of Confederate Railroad release their seventh studio album, Lucky To Be Alive, this week! This will be the first collection of new recordings from the band since 2007’s Cheap Thrills. In celebration of the new album, let’s take a look back at of the biggest Confederate Railroad hits of the 90’s!
5. When And Where (1995)
Peaking at #24 on the country Billboard chart, “When And Where” is the title track of Confederate Railroad’s third studio album and was the first single from said record. This is solid proof that just because the top of the chart isn’t reached, it does NOT take away from the quality of a song!
4. Elvis & Andy (1994)
I think it’s very clear from the music videos that were produced for Confederate Railroad’s songs, that these guys were having an absolute blast during the heights of their years in the 90’s. I don’t know that most country acts could’ve pull off such videos and still be taken seriously!
3. Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind (1994)
Many people can probably easily relate to this song about “Daddy,” especially those from the South. The world was changing at the time and some folks were just not ready to embrace it. In the song, “Daddy” laughed at the idea of buying a car on credit, which is regular routine these days. If your father was/is old fashioned, tell us about him in the comments below!
2. Queen Of Memphis (1992)
We recently ran a Twitter poll and fans voted “Queen Of Memphis” as their favorite Confederate Railroad classic by a very small margin over “Trashy Women.” To be perfectly honest, I could flip flop on either of these songs being my personal favorite on any given day. They are both so much fun to sing-a-long with! “Queen” became the band’s highest charting single of the 90’s, peaking at #2 in early 1993.
1. Trashy Women (1993)
Originally recorded by, Jerry Jeff Walker, “Trashy Women” took Confederate Railroad to a completely different level. Though not the highest charting single for the guys, this is undoubtably the key song of their career. The video features country music and Grand Ole Opry legend, Jeannie Seely as “Mom”!
Now that you know which Confederate Railroad songs that we love the most, tell us what we left off of the list in the comments below! Perhaps you prefer “Jesus And Mama” or maybe “When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back”? Let us know!
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