A Thousand Horses' major-label debut album, Southernality, released in June, was recorded entirely at Zac Brown's Southern Ground studio -- and the band has the record's producer, Dave Cobb, to thank for the tip.

"He loved that place, and he wanted to work there," lead singer Michael Hobby tells The Boot. "He's a vibe guy. If you've ever been in that studio, it's a great hang and a great vibe. So we picked it to go in, and we were in there three weeks. It lived up to all its expectations. It's an incredible place."

ATH's former tour partners Blackberry Smoke have also recorded in the famous studio, but that's not where the similarities between the two bands end.

"They're really good friends of ours, and we love that band," Hobby says. "They're a phenomenal band live, and as songwriters and players. So to be compared to a band like that is great."

A Thousand Horses are currently sharing the stage with another hit artist, Darius Rucker, who invited the band to join him on his 2015 Southern Style Tour.

“Very nice of him to invite us out,” Hobby says. “This is our first big summer tour with a package like that, with Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

A Thousand Horses landed at the top of the charts with "Smoke," their first single from Southernality. They recently released the follow-up single, "(This Ain't No) Drunk Dial." Order Southernality on Amazon and iTunes.

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