You’re currently out on The Six String Circus Tour with Jason Aldean & Thomas Rhett, What can fans expect from this tour if they haven’t yet seen it?
Michael Hobby: The show is amazing. everyone on the tour is great. Fan can expect great energy, great songs and a kick ass time!
What has been some of the tour highlights so far since you guys have been out since January?
Bill Satcher: It’s hard to say, We have seen a lot of new places and checked some venues off the bucket list. We recently played the main stage at a lot of our favorite festivals. I grew up going to a lot of different music festivals so playing the main stage in that environment has always been a goal of mine. We have played Stage Coach, Watershed, Faster Horses, and several others this summer, and all have been great.
We’re big fans of Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett so getting to tour with them has been a huge highlight of its own. Plus, Jason Aldean has been kicking our ass in Basketball and Softball, haha. We won’t forget that.
You released your album Southernality back in 2015 which has gotten you guys quite a good amount of success since the release. Why did you decide to name the album Southernality and did you expect the amount of success you’ve received?
Graham DeLoach: The album ‘Southernality’; was a great Introduction to A Thousand Horses. We named the album after the song ‘Southernality’. We worked very hard on that record. We basically went in to make an album that we loved and that we would want to go home and listen to. We are very glad it was well received.
Out of the 13 tracks on Southernality, What track would you choose to debut to a new fan that has not yet listened to your music?
Zach Brown: If I had to play only 1 song for someone who had never heard our music i would probably pick Smoke. I think it’s a good representation of our sound. Plus that song did pretty well for us when people heard it!
The lead single off Southernality was “Smoke,” which then became your first #1 Single. What is the meaning behind the song “Smoke?” How did it feel to have your debut single reach #1 and break a radio chart record?
Graham DeLoach: I think Smoke tells the story of a toxic yet passionate relationship between two people. Love and relationships always have their ups and downs, highs and lows, peaks and valleys no matter what, especially when they are long term. That’s just life, But the chemistry between two people in the song is always reactive and palpable. And that is what they always go back to.
Having “Smoke” go number 1 was incredible ya know? I still find it hard to believe sometimes ha. It is a song that really excites and means a lot to us. Just speaking for myself, when Michael played me the demo for the first time I was instantly in love with the melody and meaning, and still am. It’s a true love story about real life, and I think people relate to it that way.
Where do you guys seem to get your musical and lyrical inspiration from?
Michael Hobby: We get our music and lyrical influence from all kinda of things. Anything that inspires us we pull from. Sometimes is real personal stories that we have lived through or some one we know. There always some truth in what we write. We all have different musical influences growing up and I think it meshes into one when we play and write together..that’s what make A Thousand Horses.
Do you guys have any new music in the works to follow up on your 2015 Southernality release?
Zach Brown: Yes we’re working on new music now. We have a lot of new songs that we’re really excited for everyone to hear!
Do you foresee any new music with Thomas Rhett or Jason Aldean featured on a track since you’re out on the road with them, anything in the works or writing with them?
Graham DeLoach: That would be very cool, but nothing is in the works at the moment. We love what they do and we are very happy to be touring with both of them.
What can fans expect from A Thousand Horses in the next coming year?
Bill Satcher: In the next year A Thousand Horses will be touring and working on creating new music for everyone to hear. We love to be on the road, we’ve always been a band that needs to go play live. Sometimes you can get a lot of great creative experimentation out and find those magic live show moments when you’ve been traveling and playing for a long time. Which in turn helps with the song writing process. Especially when you catch the right groove.
Anything you want to add to this interview that we haven’t yet mentioned that you want to tell your fans?
You can keep up with the latest ATH news and tour dates at www.athousandhorses.com.
Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Jason Aldean
8/18 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Toyota Amphitheatre
8/19 – Mtn. View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/20 – Irvine, Calif. @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
9/09 – Boston, Mass. @ Fenway Park*
9/11 – Hartford, Ct. @ The XFINITY Theatre
9/15 – Hershey, Pa. @ HersheyPark Stadium
9/16 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/17 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ BB&T Pavilion
9/22 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
9/23 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
9/24 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ First Niagara Pavilion
9/29 – Charlotte, N.C, @ PNC Music Pavilion
9/30 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
10/1 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
*With Kid Rock