A Thousand Horses Reaches No. 1 With "Smoke"

Band makes a remarkable step the week before "Southernality" hits stores as they become one of the few bands to top the charts with a debut single.

A Thousand Horses haven’t slowed down since their history-making debut on the country charts earlier this year with their first single “Smoke.” Well now the hit song has officially reached the No. 1 spot this week on both Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts, one week before their debut album, Southernality, is released on June 9.

"Absolutely unreal!" shares ATH frontman Michael Hobby. "I've dreamed of this day since I picked up a guitar and started trying to write songs when I was 12 years old. We are all so appreciative of country radio for their support and to the fans for making this song theirs."

A Thousand Horses - comprised of Hobby, guitarists Bill Satcher and Zach Brown and bassist Graham DeLoach - are backed by a dynamic five-piece band including three soulful female back-up singers. They are currently on the road with Darius Rucker’s Southern Style Tour, but will be back in Nashville for upcoming performances at CMA Fest on June 11 at 1:25pm on the Bud Light Stage as well as at Bonnaroo on June 14 at 5:30pm on The Who Stage. They will also be at the CMT Music Awards on June 10 where they are nominated for the first time for Group Video of the Year for “Smoke.”

The second single off of Southernality will be “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial,” which impacts radio on June 29.