The American country music group A Thousand Horses was established in 2010 in Nashville, by founding members Zach Brown, Graham Deloach, Bill Satcher, and Michael Hobby. Satcher and Hobby had met while growing up in South Carolina, and by the time they were teenagers they’d begun to write songs together.
DeLoach was the next to join A Thousand Horses, and then finally Zach Brown. Known for its high-energy blend of blues, country, and classic rock, A Thousand Horses released a self-titled EP in 2010. The EP was commercially and critically well-received, and the group’s first single, “Suicide Eyes,” was included the re-boot of the film Footloose. A Thousand Horses garnered the attention of Republic Nashville, and after signing with the label the group entered the studio to prepare for a major label debut album.
The result was Southernality, which rose into the top five on the country music charts and into the top twenty on the mainstream charts, spawning the number one country hit “Smoke,” which broke records for the highest debut by a new act. Southernality also spawned the additional singles “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial” and the title track, Southernality.
A Thousand Horses is a country music group on the rise and definitely one to watch in the coming years. The group recently embarked on an extensive tour in support of their debut album, and they are expected to re-enter the studio later this year to prepare for their sophomore album.