Picks and Pans Review: Confederate Railroad
At their worst, as in "Trashy Women," this sextet from Atlanta makes you feel as if you'd been trapped in a room full of Hank Williams Jr. imitators: "Yeah, and I like my women just a little on the trashy side/ When they wear their clothes too tight and their hair is dyed."
Otherwise lead singer Danny Shirley and mates are a musical, literate and appropriately vigorous addition to the Alabama-Exile-Shenandoah-Sawyer Brown-Kentucky Headhunters-Diamond Rio sweepstakes, performing the country equivalent of chamber music—back-of-the-truck music.
They even show a touch of that rare Nashville quality, a sense of humor, in their hit, "She Took It Like a Man": "She threw a fit, then threw the phone halfway down the hall/ She said, 'I'll be down at the bar'/ Then I heard the front door slam/ I guess all in all, she took it like a man." (Atlantic)