There really aren’t too many bar bands out there in country music anymore. Earlier this week we looked at a new band, Brushville, and they kind of reminded me of the bar bands that country has had in the past.
And I’m not talking bar band like it’s a bad thing. These are just bands that sound like they got their start playing the bars, but they worked their way up to country radio while still bringing that grittiness to their music.
One of the best bands in this genre was Confederate Railroad. They came out in 1992 and probably took a lot of people by surprise. They had six singles off their first record and their second record had a few more. They really went on a run in 1992 through 1994 and they’re still going strong out there on the road today.
You probably remember the big hits like Queen Of Memphis and Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind. Those are classics that get played on the radio all the time. But I heard this song on the radio somewhere recently. It was their first single and it didn’t really shoot up the charts, but it’s hard for new singles to be big hits anyway.
The song is about a guy that breaks up with a woman. She takes it kind of like a man by throwing things and cussing him out. It’s a tongue-in-cheek song that kind of makes you smile. And it also reminds you of just how good these guys were back in their day and I’m sure they’re still the best today.
She Took It Like A Man – Confederate Railroad