Its hard to get celebrities to set for an hour-long interview. So Dr. Ed has been setting on celebrity interview clips not long enough for a show. In this week’s TBR Radio Presents: The Dixie Heritage Hour we put those clips together.
The show starts with Danny Shirley, lead singer of Confederate Railroad, about their music, about how the band chose its name, what the name means to them, and what it means to be a Southerner.
Danny also talks specifically about what it was like to be recently kicked out of the Illinois State Fair because of the band’s name and why they are not gonna change it.
Danny also tells us why he refuses to be “politically correct.” In fact, he explains why he is just as offended by the “R” word as black people are at hearing the “N” word.
Former NFL coach Jerry Glanville appears very briefly as the songs “Queen of Memphis,” “Jesus and Mama,” “The ‘R’ Word,” and “Still One Outlaw Left” are played on the show. Danny tells us the stories behind each of these as an introduction to the songs.
Charlie Daniels is a friend of Confederate heritage and he openly voiced his objection to the ousting of Confederate Railroad by the Governor of Illinois. So Dr. Ed shares a clip of a phone call of the iconic fiddle player not only expressing his disgust for how Confederate Railroad was treated, he also advocates for keeping all Confederate monuments and discusses his admiration for Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
The show ends with a clip of Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, and Rickey Medlocke from Lynyrd Skynyrd talking about their pride in their Southern heritage and why they fly the Confederate Flag.