Confederate Railroad Lead Singer Danny Shirley Breaks Back In “Freak Accident”

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The southern rock/country group, Confederate Railroad, has been a mainstay in the country scene since the ’90s with hit songs like “Trashy Women,” “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind,” and “Queen of Memphis.”

Formed in 1987 in Marietta, Georgia, the group is still rockin’ and rollin’ today, (aside from the recent controversy about their name). However, their touring days may be coming to a brief halt, as lead singer Danny Shirley was involved in a “freak accident” this past Tuesday, leading to a broken back.

The band posted the information on Facebook, asking for thoughts and prayers from country fans far and wide, stating that Shirley “is currently heavily medicated and under (a doctor’s) care.” They did have some good news though.

They also stated that “there is no paralysis,” and the doctors are optimistic that he will recover.

“After a freak accident at home yesterday, our lead singer Danny Shirley has suffered a broken back. He is currently heavily medicated & under Dr’s care. On a good note, there is no paralysis & the Doctor is optimistic.

Updates to follow. Danny is not able to answer phone calls at this time and requests privacy as he heals. Prayers are very much appreciated.”

After a freak accident at home yesterday, our lead singer Danny Shirley has suffered a broken back. He is currently…

Posted by Confederate Railroad on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

This is some tough news, as you hate to see anybody suffer an injury as serious as this.

As the band asks, be sure to keep Danny Shirley in your thoughts and prayers.

Confederate Railroad promises to keep us updated, but in the meantime, sit back and enjoy some classics from the group:

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