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Confederate Railroad feels lucky

Monday, May 2, 2016 – Confederate Railroad will release its first album in nine year, "Lucky To Be Alive," on July 15.

Willie Nelson, John Anderson, Colt Ford and former NFL coach, Jerry Glanville appear on a special 20th anniversary version of the signature hit, "Trashy Women."

Lead singer Danny Shirley said, "Every night we play this song I am amazed and thankful at its staying power."

The remainder of the disc includes 11 new songs. Shirley helped write seven of the tracks, which were produced by Blue Miller and Shirley. Charlie Daniels plays "Fast Cars And Guitars." Confederate Railroad goes bluegrass on "Don't Feel As Young As I Used To" with Dan Tyminski of Union Station aboard.

Confederate Railroad is hitting the road in support of ":Lucky To Be Alive."

The track listing is:
1. Lucky To Be Alive
2. Played The Game
3. The Man I Am Today
4. If I Ever Cross That Line
5. Trashy Women (20th Anniversary) featuring Willie Nelson, John Anderson and Colt Ford
6. Goodbye Song
7. Somebody Like You
8. Whisky And Women
9. Fast Cars And Guitars
10. Don't Feel As Young As I Used To
11. Psycho Bitch From Hell (Live)
12. I'm Not Fallin' For That

Tour dates are:
May 7 Love Valley, N.C. - Love Valley Arena
May 14 Laquey, Mo. - Roadhouse Bar & Grill
May 20 Indianapolis, Ind.- 8 Second Saloon
May 21 Maryville, Tenn. - The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson
May 27 Logansport, Ind. - State Theatre
May 28 Drakesboro, Ky. - Gregory Lake ATV Park
May 29 New Straitsville, Ohio - The Moonshine Festival
June 3 Tuscaloosa. Ala. - Druid City Music Hall
June 4 Sanford, Fla. - The Barn - M.F.C. for J.O.S.H.
June 9 Wise, Va. - Virginia Kentucky District Fair
June 10 Nashville, Tenn. - CMA Music Fest - WSM Stage and Nashville Palace
June 11 Waynesville, Ohio - Keeping It Country Farm
June 12 Nashville, Tenn - CMA Music Fest - Digital Rodeo Stage
June 17 Frankfort, Ky. - Knights Club
June 18 Tell City, Ind. - Pour Haus
June 24 Central City, Iowa - The Linn County Fair
June 25 New Albany, Miss. - Hill Country Blackberry Festival
July 1 Prospect, Pa. - Big Butler Fair
July 3 Arley, Ala. - Concert On The Water
July 4 Decatur. Tenn. - Downtown Square/Downtown Summer Nights
July 9 Brainerd, Minn. - Green Lantern Jul15 Arthur, Ill. - Moultrie Douglas County Fair Jul16 Beckley, W.Va. - Friends of Coal Auto Fair
Aug. 3 Tuolumne, Calif. - Willow Creek Lounge - Black Oak Casino
Aug. 4 Corvallis, Ore. - Benton County Fair & Rodeo
Aug. 5 Crescent City, Calif. - Del Norte County Fair
Aug. 7 Brooks, Calif. - Cache Creek Casino Resort - Club 88
Aug. 11 Point Pleasant, W.Va. - Mason County Fair
Aug. 13 Des Moines, Iowa - Iowa State Fair - Mid American Stage
Aug. 26 Guntersville, Ala. - Civitan Park - Bill Moore Field
Aug. 27 Summerville, Ga. - Chattanooga County Ag Fair
Sept. 17 Eldorado, Ill. - Eldorado Town & Country Days
Sept. 24 Liberty, Ky. - Casey County Apple Festival - Courthouse Square
Oct. 7 Springfield, Ga. - Springfield Fall Festival

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Lucky to Be Alive CD review - Lucky to Be Alive
In today's politically correct, skinny jean wearing, metrosexual, and all too often, emasculated world of country music, it's refreshing to run once again into a band like Confederate Railroad. With a name that in itself will cause heads to turn today, the Railroad reemerges into a musical landscape much different from their original heyday. And while the band itself has changed a bit, adding members and losing others while growing older, they haven't given up on the foundation of their success. »»»
Cheap Thrills CD review - Cheap Thrills
Confederate Railroad has always had a lot of southern rock and honky tonk influences. The band showcases that on an 11-song cover album that runs the gamut from Johnny Paycheck to Lynyrd Skynyrd, all with the band's southern fried spin intact. The most impressive song on the album is the cover of Hank Williams Jr.'s "Whiskey on Ice." Those type of songs are what made the group successful neo-outlaws in the early 1990's. The band also successfully tackles Billy Joe »»»
Unleashed
Confederate Railroad steamed into the depot of our consciousness with their first album back in 1992. Their dual specialty was humorous tunes like "Trashy Women" and "She Took It Like a Man" along with sentimental ballads like "Jesus and Mama" and "When You Leave That Way." It was always a thin line they walked, always in danger of careening into corniness or derailing into the ditch of mawkishness. And, it must be said, their engineering abilities were not as sure on some of their subsequent albums. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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