With their Number One single, “Smoke,” still camping out in the upper reaches of the country charts, A Thousand Horses have begun throwing their weight behind a new song. Last night, the group took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the TV premiere of “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial,” another mid-tempo power ballad from this year’s Southernality.
Co-written by frontman Michael Hobby, the Cadillac Three‘s Neil Mason, solo artist Cale Dodds and Jamie Lynn Spears producer Corey Crowder, “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial” spins the story of a buzzed, heartbroken man who rings up his ex-girlfriend late one evening, looking for another shot. Performed on the Kimmel set with a nine-piece band, the song sounds big and booming, with co-ed harmonies beefing up Hobby’s rasped melodies.
“They are such incredible singers and musicians,” Hobby told Rolling Stone Country last month, heaping praise upon the band’s three female backup vocalists, “and everyone feeds off everyone’s energy. When I hear them in my ears, it fires me up.”
Weeks after their performance at Bonnaroo 2015, A Thousand Horses are back on the road with Darius Rucker, crisscrossing the country as one of the opening acts on his Southern Style tour. Recent shows have included a tag-teamed performance of Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Hold My Hand,” with A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne and Brett Eldredge all returning to the stage during Rucker’s set. The band will perform a headlining show tonight at Arkansas State University, before rejoining Rucker tomorrow night in Missouri.