Friday, September 23, 2022 - 11:30am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Any country fan knows that there ain’t nothing wrong with old trucks or cold beer…” but for a Rocky Mountain boy like Ian Munsick, it’s all about the palominos and green. New track “Horses & Weed” from his forthcoming sophomore album is available today (LISTEN HERE). The fiddle-laden tune, which the Wyoming native produced alongside Jared Conrad and wrote with Josh Thompson, extolls 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 said. “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. His duet “Long Live Cowgirls” with labelmate Cody Johnson topped SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown and has earned more than 50 million streams. Whiskey Riff praised its “gorgeous, wide-open fiddle… [that] will make you feel like you’re riding a horse through the plains of Texas or… the Rocky Mountains of Colorado” (
LISTEN HERE). Faith-driven story song “More Than Me” (LISTEN HERE), meanwhile, intertwines his “signature Rocky Mountain sound” with “romantic lyrics” that make “the heartfelt ballad a perfect wedding hymn” (CMT).
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.
Breathing fresh Rocky Mountain air into the Nashville music scene, Ian Munsick is pioneering a new brand of country. 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 as well as accolades from Spotify (“Hot Country Artist to Watch”), MusicRow magazine (“Next Big Thing”) and more. His debut album Coyote Cry features his mile-high tenor underscoring self-penned songs that conjure “equal parts epic adventure and down-to-earth wisdom” (American Songwriter). It marks the dawn of western pop-laced country, pulling a thread straight from Chris LeDoux through Post Malone. Imagery-soaked ode to the west “Long Haul” earned Munsick his second iHeartRadio Rocky Mountain Country Music Award for Song of the Year. The recent releases of “Long Live Cowgirls” (with Cody Johnson), “More Than Me” and “Horses & Weed” are ushering in the next chapter of his musical saga… and fans are finding that, with Ian Munsick, western country is reborn.

Media Contacts for Ian Munsick: 
Ebie McFarland 
Essential Broadcast Media
(615) 327-3259 

Victoria Chaitoff
Warner Music Nashville