Ian Munsick; Photo Courtesy of Christopher Douglas
Ian Munsick; Photo Courtesy of Christopher Douglas

Ian Munsick Announces Sophomore Album ‘White Buffalo,’ Promises Fans It’s “Worth The Wait”

Three years after introducing fans to his mountain-high voice and moving lyrics with debut album Coyote Cry, rising country star Ian Munsick prepares to share his sophomore album, White Buffalo.

The 18-song ode to the American West is due April 7 via Warner Music Nashville. Pre-order the highly anticipated project HERE.

The Wyoming-native shares production credits on the project with Jared Conrad, Jeremy Spillman and more.

“A lot can happen in three years. In fact, I’ve had more change in my life in the last three years than the 26 years leading up to them,” Munsick shared. “I’ve become a father and a husband. I’ve become a better songwriter, entertainer and have finished working on my second album! Damn does it feel good to finally say that. White Buffalo will take you on a journey through the last three years of my life. Songs about love, loss, fatherhood, nostalgia, cowgirls and cow shit with, of course, plenty of fiddle. I could not be prouder of this record or more excited for you to hear it. It’s been three years in the making, but I promise you it’s been worth the wait.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Munsick has given fans a taste of what’s to come with already released singles “Horses & Weed,” love song “More Than Me,” and smash duet “Long Live Cowgirls,” a collaboration with hitmaker Cody Johnson. With over 70 million global streams, “Long Live Cowgirls” climbed to the top of SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown and inspired a 2023 trek of the same name.

“‘Long Live Cowgirls’ is more than just a song. It’s an ode to a lifestyle that, until recently, has been a mystery to the masses,” Munsick said. “Those who have chosen to live the vigorous, unglamorous, western way of life are rarely recognized for it. In fact, that’s usually why they choose to live that way. Miles away from the burdens of modern society with only the natural world to give them praise. I think country music listeners resonate with that. They’re either living that life, or want to live that life.”

Munsick continues to create excitement around White Buffalo with his newest release, “River Run.” Penned by Munsick alongside Spillman and Ryan Beaver, the track is available to stream here.

White Buffalo Is Available For Pre-Order Now

“Love and landscape… that’s what inspires me most as a songwriter, artist and producer,” Munsick explained. “Whenever I need inspiration, I just close my eyes and let the memory of the place I love most take me downstream. For this song, that place was the Tongue River. I remember fishing, swimming and rolling down the mountain cold waters in the heat of rodeo season… some of my fondest memories. I hope ‘River Run’ rolls you right back to wherever that place is for you.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The noted entertainer is set to hit the road for the headlining Long Live Cowgirls 2023 Tour on Jan. 20 at New Braunfels, Texas’ legendary Gruene Hall before closing out the 15-date leg of the tour at Atlanta, Georgia’s Buckhead Theater on March 16. Honky-tonk spark plug Ashland Craft will join Munsick as support.

“We’re hitting a ton of places we’ve never played before this winter/spring,” the Wyoming-native noted. “That’s probably what I’m most excited about. There’s nothing in the world quite like the first time you play in a city or town and have no idea what’s gonna happen when you hit that stage. Sharing that first time energy with the crowd is something that only happens once.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Additionally, Munsick will celebrate the release of his forthcoming new album with a special concert at The Ryman Auditorium on May 16, 2023, which will mark his headlining debut at the iconic Nashville venue.

“If there’s one building that embodies the spirit of country music, it’s the Ryman,” Munsick shared. “I remember when I visited Nashville for the first time, my parents took me to see the Grand Ole Opry and it just so happened to be hosted at the Ryman that night. Watching Ricky Skaggs burn down the auditorium with Kentucky Thunder left me shook. 12 years later, I plan on doing the same thing, but this time, it’ll be Wyoming style. Playing my new album White Buffalo front to back for the very first time on the most legendary stage in country music is bound to be an unforgettable night. I hope I get to share that memory with you!”

Ian Munsick’s Long Live Cowgirls 2023 Tour Dates

January
20 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall
21 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s Texas
24 – Key West, FL – Mile O Fest *
27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista
28 – Greenville, SC – The Blind Horse

February
10 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
11 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
17 – Baton Rouge, LA – Texas Club
18 – Nacogdoches, TX – Banita Creek Hall
23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
24 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine

March
3 – Stillwater, OK – Tumbleweed Dance Hall
4 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live
10 – Indianapolis, IN – 8 Seconds Saloon
11 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory
16 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

April
28 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Festival *

*Festival date

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