The group performed their record-breaking debut single “Smoke” from their forthcoming album, Southernality, out June 9, on the Fox News Network morning show before kicking off Darius Rucker’s Southern Style Tour in Holmdel, N.J. Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed the band outside the Fox studios in New York before the “Smoke” performance, which can be seen here. The group returned 24 hours later to back Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” on the show. See that soulful performance here. “Smoke” is currently No. 4 and climbing on the charts.
Band members Michael Hobby, Zach Brown, Bill Satcher and Graham DeLoach made their television debut Monday on NBC’s Today. That performance can be seen here. And the cherry on top of an already awesome week? A CMT Music Awards nomination for Group of the Year for “Smoke.”
“Man, what an incredible week,” said lead singer Hobby. “We were looking forward to our two national television performances, but were totally surprised by the CMT nomination. It’s an awesome feeling to know our music is connecting with the fans.”
The song has helped the group embark on one of the most exciting debuts in recent country music memory. A Thousand Horses set a record for initial charting of a first single and the song about a love interest whose presence you just can’t shake continues to climb toward No. 1. Fans who want a preview of more can pre-order Southernality on iTunes and receive six downloads immediately, including “Smoke.”
ATH will play the CMA Music Festival in June in Nashville and a handful of select festival appearances along with their Southern Style Tourappearances. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.AThousandHorses.com or follow @athousandhorses on Twitter.