Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Confederate Railroad

Artist:Confederate Railroad
Song:Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind
Album:The Very Best Of Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad had success in the early 90s with two Platinum albums and four top ten country hits including Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind in 1994 which was their final top ten hit. I guess they are compared to Alabama and similar groups. Confederate Railroad are from Atlanta with Danny Shirley on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Michael Lamb on lead guitar, Chris McDaniel on keyboards, Warren "Gates" Nichols on steel guitar, Wayne Secrest on bass and Mark Dufresne on drums. They formed in 1987 after Shirley had some success as a solo artist. They played local clubs in Atlanta and went on the road with David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck. For several years they were the house band at Miss Kitty's in Marietta, GA. They signed with Atlantic Records in 1991 and worked with legendary Muscle Shoals pianist and producer Barry Beckett. Their 1992 debut CD Confederate Railroad was certified 2XPlatinum. Queen Of Memphis reached #2 on the Country Singles chart and Jesus and Mama and Trashy Women were also top ten hits. Their 1994 CD Notorious was certified Platinum. Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind reached #9 on the Country Singles chart and was Confederate Railroad's final top ten country hit. The song was written by veteran Nashville songwriters Dave Gibson and Bernie Nelson. Gibson was a member of the early 90s group Gibson/Miller Band. Nelson has worked with Barry Beckett since the 70s. Their next two albums weren't as successful as the first two and Confederate Railroad left Atlantic in 1998. You can get all their hits on this Rhino comp. They're still around. They released a live CD on E1 Music in 2010. And they still tour. Gates Nichols died in 2010 and was replaced by Sawyer Brown's Bobby Randall. There have been other changes but Shirley, Secrest and Dufresne are still in the band. here's the video for Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind by Confederate Railroad.

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