About Horseshoe Road
Ken Burns and I travel all over the United States. After hearing your performance, we turned to each other and agreed that we had witnessed something amazing.
Paula Kerger, President of PBS
About Horseshoe Road
Get ready for a high energy, uplifting musical experience that blends captivating virtuosity and heartfelt sincerity.
Voted “Best Americana/Folk Band” in the 2016 Oklahoma Gazette Music Awards, Horseshoe Road's eclectic style rooted in Bluegrass and Western Swing always aims to inspire. Full of surprises, this group's passion for music can be seen and felt in every performance.
Kyle Dillingham picked up the violin when he was nine, and eight years later, he gave two featured performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Kyle is now managed by legendary impresario, Jim Halsey, who has guided the careers of many great performers including Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys and James Brown.
On stage, Horseshoe Road performs a mix of band originals, classic covers and fiddling favorites that are sure to have audiences on their feet. Together, they have represented America internationally in 37 countries, energizing audiences everywhere they go.
Awards & Accolades
- 2011 International Acoustic Music Award - Bluegrass/Country Category Winner
- 2014 The Oklahoman Readers' Choice Awards - Top 5
- 2016 Gazette Music Awards - Best Americana Folk Band
- 2016 405 Magazine Best of OKC Award for "Best Local Musician"
- 2017 405 Magazine Best of OKC Award for "Best Musician" and "Ambassador who makes you proud to be an Oklahoman"
- 2017 Oklahoma Magazine Best of the Best "Local Band" (listed 2nd, only after The Flaming Lips!)
Highlights Throughout the Years
Kyle Dillingham founds Horseshoe Road along with original band members Brad Benge, Dustin Jones and Pat Payne.
Horseshoe Road makes first full album release, Home Fires.
They celebrated Oklahoma's centennial internationally through their performances with a tour of Japan and Thailand. They also filmed a documentary of this tour as an official OK Centennial Project.
Horseshoe Road performs 33 shows in 11 days at the OPUBCO Pavilion during the 2007 Oklahoma State Fair Centennial Expo.
Featured performing the Oklahoma Centennial Anthem (Vince Gil/Jimmy Webb) in a television commercial celebrating the Oklahoma Centennial.
Horseshoe Road performs 30 shows in 6 days during the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot Center, Orlando.
Horseshoe Road completed a U.S. Embassy sponsored tour of Thailand, which commemorated the 175th anniversary of relations between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand. It was the first time an American band had ever performed in four of the five cities they toured.
Horseshoe Road makes second full album release, Reel to Reel.
Stephanie Brudzinski begins working as full-time Administrative Assistant to Kyle Dillingham.
Horseshoe Road performs 33 shows in 11 days at the OPUBCO Pavilion during the Oklahoma State Fair.
Brent Saulsbury joins Horseshoe Road as double bass player.
Kyle receives the Oklahoma Governor's Arts Award. He is the youngest person to ever receive this coveted medal.
Peter Markes joins Horseshoe Road as guitarist.
Horseshoe Road opens for the Oak Ridge Boys.
Kyle performs Grand Finale concert with the Amici NY Orchestra at the prestigious OK Mozart Festival.
Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road embark on a 5 week U.S. State Department tour through Taiwan, South Korea, Burma and Russia as part of the American Music Abroad program. Out of 300 bands nationwide, Horseshoe Road was one of 10 chosen for the 2012-2013 season.
Horseshoe Road opens for the Charlie Daniels Band.
Horseshoe Road completed a 16-day U.S. State Department tour through Liberia as a part of the Cultural Crossroads program. One highlight included a performance for the president of Liberia.
Kyle selected to perform at the Oklahoma Governor's Inaugural Ball.
Horseshoe Road featured during the Keller Williams Realty International Convention in Orlando (10,000 people)
Horseshoe Road featured during the Keller Williams Realty International Convention in New Orleans (15,000 people)
Kyle Dillingham Represents the United States as Co-Host of the 2016 Silk Road International Arts Festival Tour in Shaaxi Province, China.
Horseshoe Road release third full album, Fear or Faith. Release marked by a tour of historic theaters across Oklahoma.
Kyle Dillingham gives keynote speech, and Horseshoe Road performs for the members luncheon at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association statewide convention.
Horseshoe Road perform for former Oklahoma Governor, George Nigh, during his 90th birthday party!