A Thousand Horses Score First Top 10 Single

Rising band, signed to Republic Nashville and behind the breakout hit "Smoke," , will release “Southernality” in June.

The buzz is palpable as the country/rock band A Thousand Horses has broken out with their debut chart hit “Smoke.” The single, written by the band, hits the Top 10 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay radio charts (it’s also Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart which combines airplay, streams and sales) this week. The song marked the slight evolution of the band’s sound away from all-out Southern Rock to a more Country/Rock hybrid.

"It feels amazing to see the reaction this song has had, and the support has been crazy and definitely something we have felt," says lead singer Michael Hobby.  "We can't thank our fans and Country radio enough."

The band is made up of Hobby, Bill Satcher, Zach Brown and Graham DeLoach.
They blend their southern rock influences with the area country from bands like Alabama that influenced them growing up in Georgia and South Carolina.

The band will hit the road this summer with Darius Rucker on his Southern Style Tour. They’ve been touted as one to watch by Country Weekly, Rolling Stone Country, USA Today and, of course, us.

Their debut album, Southernality, produced by Dave Cobb, hits stores June 9 via Republic Nashville. You can pre-order it here.