Confederate Railroad (CRR) revisits their past on an updated version of “Trashy Women,” which features Country Music Hall of Fame member Willie Nelson, John Anderson, Colt Ford and former NFL coach Jerry Glanville, CRR lead singer and founder Danny Shirley says he still is amazed about the staying power of that song.
“That turned out to be a career record, and is the reason that we work so much. It still gets so much airplay. I think it was (hit songwriter and long-time friend) Bernie Nelson who suggested about bringing the song back. I was a little hesitant. Once you’ve done something, it’s pretty much done. Then, we had the idea of getting some of the other acts on it, and doing it for charity. Any of the proceeds on the song go to the Hunter Worley Foundation – and John, Willie, and Colt were so gracious to do that.”
The newly recorded all star version is included on their upcoming album, Lucky To Be Alive, their first album release in nine years, on July 15th.
In addition to the new, revamped version of “Trashy Women,” the highly anticipated album features all-new material. From the instantly catchy title track, to the feel-good anthem “If I Ever Cross That Line,” there is a perfect combination of intense ballads and infectious upbeat songs. Something new is that Danny is a writer on seven of the album’s tracks. The Blue Miller & Danny Shirley-produced album showcases the band’s unique style, bringing their southern–rock-meets-country-conscience front and center. “Fast Cars And Guitars” is another standout song, with a classic 90’s feel that will leave fans of traditional country music singing and dancing for days. It’s revved up by long-time friend of the band, Hall of Fame member, Charlie Daniels.
Another nod to Shirley’s musical roots and ground-breaking track for Railroad is the shimmering bluegrass jewel “Don’t Feel As Young As I Used To” highlighted by guest artist Dan Tyminski of Union Station.
In support of the album, the band is hitting the road with a jam-packed spring/summer tour schedule (see dates below). Fans will be treated to performances some of their biggest hits including “Queen of Memphis” and “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind,” along with new tracks from the upcoming album. Be sure to check out the country-rockers in a city near you, as they remind concertgoers of the hell-raising, good-time band they fell in love with 20 years ago.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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