A Thousand Horses are one of the hottest new acts in country, as evidenced by the rapid climb of their debut single, "Smoke," on the country charts.

The band's song hit No. 9 on the Mediabase country chart this week and No. 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs/Country Airplay chart. A Thousand Horses are hoping they'll only continue to grow in popularity after they make their morning television debut on NBC's Today Show on May 13 before joining Darius Rucker on the road.

"It feels amazing to see the reaction this song has had, and the support has been crazy and definitely something we have felt," says lead singer Michael Hobby. "We can't thank our fans and country radio enough."

A Thousands Horses consists of Hobby, Bill Satcher, Zach Brown and bassist Graham DeLoach. The band's catchy, upbeat style has been heavily influenced by Southern rock and arena-sized country music prevalent in South Carolina and Georgia. The group's vibrant lyrics have been connecting with audiences across the nation, and they are excited to release their first album.

“Along with recording a spectacular album, A Thousand Horses are also an absolutely killer live band. A one-of-a-kind show that everyone needs to see,” says Jimmy Harnen, President of the band's label, Republic Nashville. “There is no limit to what this band can and will accomplish."

Southernality, their debut album, will be released June 9 by Republic Nashville. Fans who pre-order the 13-track album on iTunes will immediately be able to download five songs, including "Smoke."

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