Confederate Railroad: Danny Shirley, Michael Lamb (vocals, guitar); Gates Nichols (vocals, steel guitar); Chris McDaniel (vocals, keyboards); Wayne Secrest (bass); Mark DuFresne (drums).
Additional personnel: Billy Joe Walker Jr. (acoustic guitar); Brent Rowan (guitar); "Cowboy" Paul Franklin, Eddie Long, Bruce Bouton (steel guitars, synthesizer); Russ Pahl (dobro); Barry Beckett, Phil Naish (keyboards); Michael Rhodes (bass); Eddie Bayers (drums); Tom Roady (percussion); Dennis Wilson, Curtis Young, Harry Stinson, Hurshel Wiginton, Suzi Ragsdale, Chris McDaniel, Gary Burr (background vocals).
Personnel: Danny Shirley, Michael Lamb (vocals, guitar); Gates Nichols (vocals, steel guitar); Chris McDaniel (vocals, keyboards, background vocals); Brent Rowan (guitar); Billy Joe Walker (acoustic guitar); Bruce Bouton (steel guitar, synthesizer); Eddie Long, Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Russ Pahl (dobro); Phil Naish (keyboards); Mark Dufresne, Eddie Bayers (drums); Tom Roady (percussion); Curtis Young, Gary Burr, Harry Stinson, Suzy Ragsdale, Dennis Wilson (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Pete Greene.
Recording information: Music Mill; OmniSound Studios; Sound Stage; Woodland Digital.
Editor: Don Cobb.
Photographer: Ron Keith.
Despite its unkempt, biker image, Confederate Railroad is a country band in the tradition of Alabama. Rooted in traditional country sounds and values, both bands also have the breadth to appeal to those outside the genre (in CR's case, Southern rockers). The group rocks hardest on the funny stuff ("Elvis & Andy," "Move over Madonna") but gets serious with some impressive ballads ("Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind," "Summer in Dixie," "Three Verses"). ~ Brian Mansfield