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Are A Thousand Horses about to become the world's biggest Southern rock band?

With high-flying connections and music that’s a blend of classic rock, country and contemporary flair, A Thousand Horses are hoping to follow in the footsteps of southern rock royalty

There’s, like, over a thousand songs written in Nashville every day,” enthuses Bill Satcher, guitarist with A Thousand Horses. “There’s a lot of really great music going on. I don’t know what it is, maybe there’s something in the river here…”

Indeed, since moving to America’s capital of rootsy rock’n’roll this gaggle of denim, hats and hair have done their bit to contribute.

A Thousand Horses are cut from the same cloth as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers, but they appeal to under-30s as well. Their 2015 single Smoke shot to No.1 in the US Country Airplay and Canadian Billboard charts, and racked up the number of YouTube hits usually reserved for pop stars. Debut album Southernality entered the Top Country Album chart at No.3, with tracks such as the lovable singalong This Ain’t No Drunk Dial and First Time bringing gloriously old-fashioned tropes of girls and whiskey to youths and old-timers alike.


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