Breathing fresh Rocky Mountain air into the Nashville music scene, Ian Munsick is pioneering a new brand of country music. The Wyoming-born singer/songwriter’s upbringing was a mix of working the ranch and working crowds. Under the tutelage of their fiddle-playing father, Munsick and his two older brothers grew up playing everything from bluegrass to The Beatles. Captivated by traditional lyrical truth and the modern soundscape, Munsick followed his ear to Music City. After establishing a robust touring career as an independent artist, he signed a major label record deal with Warner Music Nashville in 2020. Since then, he has accumulated nearly 250 million global streams and many accolades.
Any country fan knows that “there ain’t nothing wrong with old trucks or cold beer…” but for a Rocky Mountain boy like Munsick, it’s all about the palominos and green. His latest track “Horses & Weed” from his forthcoming sophomore album, is a fiddle-laden tune that the Wyoming native produced alongside Jared Conrad and wrote with Josh Thompson, extolling the simple freedoms of life out West.
“Old trucks and cold beer have been staples in country music for almost as long as country music has been around,” Munsick says. “But in my humble opinion, these staples have begun to rust. West of the Mississippi, we have other tools to help get the job done. Horses and weed, if used correctly, can take you to places that machines and fermentation can’t manufacture. I hope this strain of lyrics and melody takes you to greener pastures, far beyond the reaches of trucks and beer.”
“Horses & Weed” is the third new track from Munsick’s next full-length project, due in 2023, ushering in the next chapter of his musical saga. Western country is officially reborn.
Munsick, who hit the road earlier this year alongside Johnson and Morgan Wallen, will continue to spread the gospel of western country on his own headlining Westwood tour this fall. Joining him on the run, which includes major cities such as Charlotte, Chicago, Denver and Tampa, is fellow Wyoming native, Ryan Charles. Visit HERE for ticketing and more information.
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