Carving out a one-of-a-kind sound merging elements of Southern Rock, Classic Country, and hard-driving Americana, A Thousand Horses release singalong-ready anthem “Highway Sound” everywhere today (9/8). Comprised of Michael HobbyBill Satcher, and Graham DeLoach, this soul-soothing track sets the tone for a brand-new chapter for the band.

Opening on the joyful roar of Hobby’s harmonica and etched with so many ear-catching details, achieved in part through such unconventional instrumentation as electric sitar and talkbox, “Highway Sound” was inspired by the untamed beauty surrounding the PLATINUM-selling group while retreating at a farmhouse in Texas. A lush 300-acre creekside ranch overrun with wildflowers and 100-year-old oak trees served as the backdrop.

“‘Highway Sound’ started with the guys playing guitar out on the porch,” Hobby reveals. “I was inside and heard this bad-ass riff, and it hit me right away. Everybody jumped in and we just started rolling—it was as natural as it can get, songwriting-wise.” Penned by Hobby, Satcher, DeLoach, and Zachary Stephen Brown, the song sparked a new creative era for the band, leading to working with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Jon Randall (Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Parker McCollum) for the first time.

“As soon as we wrote ‘Highway Sound,’ it felt like a sign from the universe that we needed to keep going,” Hobby shares. “There’s a lyric in ‘Highway Sound’ that says ‘Brand new start, broke in boots/Old baggage left back home,’ which to me really captures the whole spirit of this record.’ It’s about the freedom of cutting ties with the negativity of the past, and putting your energy into celebrating a new beginning.”


Continuing these new beginnings, A Thousand Horses will bring “Highway Sound” and more new music to fans as they join Warren Zeiders on tour this fall. Kicking off their 24-date run next Friday, September 15 at Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY, they’ll play iconic stages in major markets nationwide such as The Agora in Cleveland, OH (9/21), and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN (10/4) before wrapping at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA (11/11). For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, visit here.



A Thousand Horses made history in June 2015, when the band's "Smoke" became the first debut single for a group to reach #1 on the Country Airplay charts in the 2010s. The song went PLATINUM, with the follow-up hit "(This Ain't No) Drunk Dial" also cracking Top 40 success. Both singles appeared on their debut album, SOUTHERNALITY, which reached #3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Over the years that followed, bandmates Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, and Graham DeLoach found similar success on the road, touring the country with acts like Jason Aldean and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Reclaiming their independence in 2022, A Thousand Horses released their sophomore album, BROKEN HEARTLAND, via their own label Highway Sound Records. Continuing to showcase their signature blend of Country music and American Rock & Roll, the band is set to release a series of new music to come.