Danny Shirley (12 August 1956, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA; lead vocals/guitar), Mark DuFresne (b. 6 August 1953, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; drums), Michael Lamb (guitar/vocals), Chris McDaniel (b. 4 February 1965, Rock Springs, Georgia, USA; keyboards/vocals), Gates Nichols (b. 26 May 1944, New York City, New York, USA; steel guitar/vocals) and Wayne Secrest (b. 30 April 1950, Alton, Ilinois, USA; bass). Drenched in the southern country rock of Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd, in 1987 Danny Shirley formed a powerful country band, which, for a time, worked as David Allan Coes touring band. In 1991, Shirley recorded a solo album for Atlantic Records and then persuaded the label to release it as a group effort under the name of Confederate Railroad. The CD listed both the band members and the musicians on the record, with Shirleys the only common name! Promoting the stars-and-bars flag, Confederate Railroad developed a politically incorrect stance...
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