A Thousand Horses Biography
Michael and Bill grew up in Newberry, SC where they began writing songs at the age of 15. Every summer, Bill's cousin, Graham, joined the duo and they would perform together. A friend eventually introduced Zach, and A Thousand Horses was formed. The name "A Thousand Horses" came from a song off of their debut album. All of the band members enjoy writing their original new songs, but they occasionally collaborate with other writers around Nashville, TN. The band has toured nationwide and has plans to continue with their new album Southernality.
Their debut album "A Thousand Horses" released on August 17, 2010 under DGC/Interscope Records. It was recorded in just six days in Silver Lake, CA with producer Dave Cobb.
The song "Suicide Eyes" off of the album was featured in the movie Footloose (2011) starring Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough. The director, Craig Brewer, found the song and knew that it fit the vibe for the movie.
For their performance at the Austin City Limits festival in 2014, Rolling Stone hailed the band as the best up-and-comer praising their "undeniable energy and stage presence to their live performance."
Southernality is A Thousand Horses' second album, though it is the first under Republic Nashville. The first single, "Smoke", has charted on Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs. Reviews have been generally positive commending their smooth vocals, lyrics, and blend of country and rock.
A Thousand Horses self identifies as a hybrid of English Rock, Country music, American Rock N Roll, Soul and Blues. Its sound mimics that of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Black Crowes, and the Rolling Stones in the context of modern country. Michael's songwriting is rooted in such greats as Dwight Yoakam, Tom Petty, and Noel Gallagher.