Album: Southernality (2015)
Charted: 47

Songfacts®:

  • A Thousand Horses was founded in 2010 in Nashville by longtime friends, vocalist Michael Hobby and lead guitarist Bill Satcher (both natives of Newberry, South Carolina), along with rhythm guitarist Zach Brown and bassist Graham DeLoach. This ballad is their debut release.
  • The song finds Hobby comparing his desire for his lover to the addictiveness of tobacco. They recorded the track along with the rest of their debut album, Southernality, at Zac Brown's studio in Nashville during September 2014.
  • This was one of the last songs written for the Southernality album. "I wrote it two days before we went in and cut," Hobby recalled to The Boot. "I got the demo that night, and I was really excited about it, so I sent it to all the guys. The next day they were like, 'We need to put this song on the record,' because it felt like a special song."

    "You never have any expectations of a song, how well it will do," he added. "But, we just all liked it. We wanted to play it; we wanted to cut it."
  • This was the first debut single by a group to top the Billboard Country Airplay chart in the 2010s. (The last act to do so was Zac Brown Band with their debut single "Chicken Fried" in 2008).

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