A rootsy and road-tested Southern rock ensemble with both bar band swagger and country-pop smarts, Nashville, Tennessee’s A Thousand Horses specialize in a blend of hard-hitting classic rock, modern country, and highway-ready Americana, falling somewhere between the Black Crowes, Florida Georgia Line, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The culmination of the musical pursuits of longtime friends and Newberry, South Carolina natives Michael Hobby (lead vocals, harmonica) and Bill Satcher (lead guitar), who had been making music together since they were 15, the band, which also features the talents of Graham DeLoach (bass, vocals) and Zack Brown (guitar, vocals), released an eponymous debut EP in 2010.
The led to the group inking a deal with Big Machine Records/Republic Nashville in 2014. Their first single for the label, “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial,” was a Top 20 hit. It was followed by the Top Ten-charting “Smoke” in the spring of 2015. Southernality, A Thousand Horses’ full-length album was released in June in the midst of a North American Tour.