A Thousand Horses builds "Bridges"
Thursday, May 11, 2017
– A Thousand Horses announced it would release its third album, "Bridges," on June 2.
The disc is the follow to "Southernality," which gained them airplay with "Smoke."
The 13-song effort on Big Machine will be out digitally and includes the single "Preachin' to the Choir" as well as an acoustic version of the track.
Produced by Dann Huff, Corey Crowder and the band, "Bridges" incorporates rock and country. The release includes a live version of "Smoke." The release features seven acoustic tracks, six of which were recorded live in the U.K. at Metropolis Studios.
The band consists of Michael Hobby (lead vocals), Bill Satcher, (lead guitar) Zach Brown (guitar) and Graham Deloach (bass).
The track list is:
1. "Blaze Of Somethin'" | Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Aaron Eshuis, Ryan Hurd*
2. "Burn Like Willie" | Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder*
3. "Preachin' To The Choir" | Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen, Brad Warren, Brett Warren**
4. "One Man Army" | Michael Hobby, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne**
5. "Bridges" | Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder*
6. "Weekends In A Small Town" | Michael Hobby, Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason*
7. "Travelin' Man" (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher,
8. "Preachin' To The Choir" (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen,
Brad Warren, Brett Warren***
9. "Sunday Morning" (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach,
Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Rich Robinson***
10. "One Man Army" (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Michael Hobby, Ross Copperman,
11. "Bridges" (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby,
Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder***
12. "First Time" (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Patrick Davis***
13. "Smoke" (Live from Printer's Alley, Nashville) | Michael Hobby, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman***
* Produced by Corey Crowder
** Produced by Dann Huff
*** Produced by A Thousand Horses
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