Confederate Railroad (album)

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Confederate Railroad
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Studio album by Confederate Railroad
Released April 28, 1992
Recorded October 1991- March 1992
Genre Neotraditional country, Southern rock
Length 33:29
Label Atlantic
Producer Barry Beckett
Confederate Railroad chronology
Confederate Railroad
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Confederate Railroad is the self-titled debut album of the American country music band Confederate Railroad. It peaked at #7 on the US country albums chart, and #19 on the Canadian country chart. It was certified 2×Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. Singles released from the album include "She Took It Like a Man", "Jesus and Mama", "Queen of Memphis", "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back", "Trashy Women" and "She Never Cried". "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back" was previously a single in 1985 for Bill Anderson from his album Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "She Took It Like a Man" (Danny "Bear" Mayo, Paul Nelson, Karen Staley) – 2:47
  2. "Long Gone" (Pat Terry) – 3:48
  3. "Jesus and Mama" (Mayo, James Dean Hicks) – 3:23
  4. "Time Off for Bad Behavior" (Bobby Keel, Larry Latimaer) – 2:49
  5. "She Never Cried" (Mayo, Diana Rae, Freddy Weller) – 3:26
  6. "Black Label, White Lies" (Craig Wiseman) – 3:27
  7. "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back" (Steve Clark, Johnny MacRae) – 4:12
  8. "Queen of Memphis" (Dave Gibson, Kathy Louvin) – 3:20
  9. "You Don't Know What It's Like" (Don Cook, Chris Waters) – 2:57
  10. "Trashy Women" (Chris Wall) – 3:14


Confederate Railroad[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Eddie Bayers- drums
  • Barry Beckett- keyboards
  • Michele Lamb- background vocals
  • "Cowboy" Eddie Long- steel guitar
  • Don Potter- acoustic guitar
  • Suzy Ragsdale- background vocals
  • Michael Rhodes- bass guitar
  • Brent Rowan- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Harry Stinson- background vocals
  • Billy Joe Walker Jr.- acoustic guitar
  • Dennis Wilson- background vocals
  • Bob Wray- bass guitar
  • Curtis Young- background vocals

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 53
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 3
Canadian RPM Country Albums 19


Year Single Chart Positions
US Country US CAN Country
1992 "She Took It Like a Man" 37 41
"Jesus and Mama" 4 14
1993 "Queen of Memphis" 2 3
"When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back" 14 18
"Trashy Women" 10 113 12
1994 "She Never Cried" 27 28


  • Allmusic