Wayne Secrest, longtime bass player and founding member of Confederate Railroad, has passed away after a lengthy illness. The news was shared late Saturday night on the Facebook page of Confederate Railroad.
Confederate Railroad had worked as an opening act for Johnny Paycheck and David Allan Coe after hitting pay dirt with Trashy Women in 1994. They went on to become one of the hottest bands of the ’90s with hits like “Trashy Women,” “Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind,” and “Queen of Memphis.” After a show of over the weekend the band took a “missing man” photo.
Secrest played bass for the band until illness forced him to retire in 2017.