A Thousand Horses are back in the saddle for 2017 with the release of their brand new single ‘Preachin’ to the Choir’. The track is the first to be taken from their forthcoming second album, due for release on BMLG Records later this year.
‘Preachin’ To The Choir’ premiered yesterday on Rolling Stone Country. Speaking to them, A Thousand Horses frontman Michael Hobby said, “’Preachin’ To The Choir’ is the working people’s anthem. It’s about the people that give it 100 percent and are an all-in/all-out kind of crowd. They work hard, they love hard and they play hard, and that’s what the song really speaks to.”
“We are excited to share the new music with fans,” continues Hobby. “We have been away for a bit in the studio writing and recording but are now ready to get out there and perform the new stuff.”
‘Preachin’ To The Choir’ embodies ATH’s southern rock roots and contemporary country mix, with Michael Hobby’s husky vocals enhanced by Bill Satcher and Zach Brown on guitar and Graham Deloach on bass.
The new single is a fitting follow-up to their 2015 debut album SOUTHERNALITY, which was released to great critical acclaim in the UK and featured their US chart-topping single ‘Smoke’. That track saw them become the first band to send their debut single to No. 1 on Billboard Country Airplay Charts this decade. The video has now had close to 17 million views.
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
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Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!