Confederate Railroad: Danny Shirley (vocals, guitar); Jimmy Dormire (guitar); Gates Nichols (steel guitar, background vocals); Cody McCarver (keyboards, background vocals); Wayne Secrest (bass); Mark Dufresne (drums).
Additional personnel includes: Billy Crain (acoustic & slide guitars); Blue Miller, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Don Potter (acoustic guitar); Dale Oliver (electric & slide guitars); Brent Rowan, Mike Severs (electric guitar); Bruce Bouton (steel guitar, synthesizer); Buck Reed, "Cowboy" Eddie Long, Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Russ Pahl (dobro); Glen Duncan (fiddle); Jim Horn, Jim Hoke, Charles Rose, Michael Haynes (horns); Bobby Ogdin, Barry Beckett (keyboards); Kenny Aronoff (drums); Angelo Collura (percussion); Harry Stinson, Dennis Wilson (background vocals).
Producer: Barry Beckett, Bobby Huff, Pete Greene.
Engineers include: Brian Hardin, Casey Wood, Pete Greene.
Personnel: Danny Shirley (vocals, guitar); Gates Nichols (vocals, steel guitar); Cody McCarver (vocals, keyboards); Jimmy Dormire (guitar); Wayne Secrest (bass guitar); Mark DuFresne (drums).
Rockin' Country Party Pack isn't quite a hits collection and it isn't quite a rarities collection, either. It's a combination of singles, album tracks, and "club" remixes, all adding up to an album that's designed to be a good-time record -- a party album, as it were. It succeeds on that count, and even if the lack of a handful of hits may irritate a casual fan or two, this comes pretty close to summarizing the group's strengths. Anyone looking for a strong, entertaining Confederate Railroad album should turn here. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine