The country hitmakers joined forces for “Long Live Cowgirls,” dubbed a “true country and western ballad” and co-written by Munsick alongside Aby Gutierrez and Phil O’Donnell, the track finds the two country stars paying tribute to the western lifestyle.
“When I think of modern country and western music, I think of Cody Johnson,” Munsick said. “The way he pays respect to the tradition of the genre yet puts his own stamp on it is what has drawn me to his music for the last 10 years. ‘Long Live Cowgirls’ is a testament to the western way of life and how it’s still thriving today. There’s no one out there who represents that lifestyle better than CoJo.”
“Like a paint-colored mustang, she’s fast, and she’s wild / stop a runaway freight train with her high-country smile / she’s tough as December, salt-of-the-Earth / make you fall like September, long live cowgirls,”
Listen to Ian Munsick and Cody Johnson’s duet below.
Since the release of “Long Live Cowgirls,” fans have taken to social media to praise the new duet.
“Two of the best voices in country music,” one fan wrote, while another added, “I will never get over these two teaming up!”
Other fans gushed that the track would without a doubt go on to be “one of the biggest hits of 2022,” and another shared, “This is what country music is supposed to be. Well done Cody and Ian!”
When the Wyoming native and Texas native first announced their collaboration earlier this month, country music fans took social media by storm to express their excitement. “This is the greatest thing I’ve seen this year,” one fan said full of joy, while another excited fan dubbed the pair their “dream duo.”
The pair first teamed up when Munsick served as support on Johnson’s headlining tour in the fall of 2021. The tour continues through 2022, and while the country singers have yet to perform the song live together.
Fans hope that since the song has been released, they will get to see the track live on an upcoming tour date.
“Long Live Cowgirls” follows Johnson’s chart-topping hit “‘Til You Can’t.”
Munsick is known by fans for his independent releases as well as his major label debut, Coyote Cry. Munsick describes the album as a firm handshake of the cowboy and the hippy, the traditional and the contemporary… and everything in between. He is currently nominated for four major titles at iHeartRadio’s Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards: Male Vocalist, Song, Album and Entertainer of the Year.