Whiskey Riff Exclusive: A Thousand Horses Release Rowdy New Album, ‘Bridges’

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Country-southern rock band, A Thousand Horses is back and hotter than ever. In 2015 they debuted Southernatlity and earned their first No. 1 song, “Smoke.” Since then, it’s safe to say the band has kept busy playing shows, writing songs, and getting ready to roll for their new album, Bridges.

After about a year spent piecing the project together, it’s finally set for release this Friday, June 2 and the guys couldn’t be more excited about it. The rowdy new album features six brand-new, studio recorded songs as well as seven live cuts, most of which were taped at London’s Metropolis Studios straight to vinyl. “We wanted to package the vinyl up with the studio recordings to kind of have that human element to what’s playing,” adds lead singer, Michael Hobby.

The group joined together with noteworthy songwriters like Ryan Hurd, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne, The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston, Warren Brothers and Heather Morgan to create an album full of meaning and stories while staying true to their hard, Southern-rock edge. Out of six new songs, it’s hard to all come to a conclusion on a favorite of the group but Hobby did open up more about his personal favorite, “Weekends In A Small Town”  saying it reminds him so much of where he came from and all that he grew up with.

He goes on to dig a little deeper into their lead single, “Preachin’ to the Choir.” “This song hits me lyrically. The line, ‘every tattoo has a story to tell’ is a line that’s pretty true for me. I have a tattoo under my arm that my other two brothers have too because we had a brother that passed away when we were younger. So, you know, those words really hit me.”

Showcasing the band’s obvious songwriting and musical ability, Bridges is a surefire sign these guys are in for one heck of a ride. The band will continue their loud-and-proud ways into the summer as they embark on their jam-packed tour schedule. Hobby adds, “We’re excited for Bridges to come out June 2nd and we are just ready to get back on the road, see our fans, start playing our new music and keep on rockin’.”

Bridges, out Friday, June 2. Go get it.

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A beer bottle on a dock