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

Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road performance

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.

About 80% of Horseshoe Road's performance is original music by Kyle and his lifelong musical partner, Peter Markes. Check out some favorites by critics and fans alike on the new album, Fear or Faith! You will discover why Horseshoe Road is always a crowd favorite!

Awards & Accolades

Highlights Throughout the Years

2005

Kyle Dillingham founds Horseshoe Road along with original band members Brad Benge, Dustin Jones and Pat Payne.

2006

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.

2007

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.

2008

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.

2009

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.

2012

Horseshoe Road opens for the Oak Ridge Boys.

Kyle performs Grand Finale concert with the Amici NY Orchestra at the prestigious OK Mozart Festival.

2013

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.

2014

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.

2015

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)

2016

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.

2017

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!