Munsick Brings Rocky Mountain Sound to Nashville Country on “Long Haul”
Due Friday, September 18
Warner Music Nashville is proud to welcome the newest addition to its artist roster with rising singer / songwriter Ian Munsick. The Sheridan, WY native has spent the last half decade honing his craft in Nashville, blending his Rocky Mountain sound with progressive elements and new-school production. Geared up to bring western country back into Country & Western, he has already tallied 20 million streams on his independently released music and been honored with the 2018 iHeartRadio’s Rocky Mountain Song of the Year. Munsick’s team includes Not A Public Figure Management / The Erv Woolsey Co., United Talent Agency and Universal Music Publishing.
“I’ve always aimed to work with good humans,” Munsick said. “If you don’t have good humans on your team, longevity goes out the window and so does the potential to make a difference in the world. Warner Music Nashville is an ideal home not only because of their admiration for authenticity, but also because of their genuine, family-like workforce. From the executives all the way down to their boots on the ground, every member of the WMN staff loves his or her job. I never thought I would sign a record deal without physically meeting a single label representative, but that just goes to show how confident I am in their ability to amplify and nurture my artistry. I really believe that Warner is the final ingredient to round out my team and I cannot wait to show the world what we got cooking.”
Now its onto new music for the up-and-coming artist, who will release his first major label track this Friday, September 18. Munsick penned “Long Haul” (pre-save HERE) alongside Jamie Kenney and Dave Villa, draping the western landscape with a tender relationship. Drawing lyrical inspiration from the likes of Guy Clark and Tom Russell, the co-writers entwine natural imagery of the “coyotes cry” and a “sage brush sea” reflective of the 27-year-old’s upbringing in Wyoming. “Long Haul” is the first taste of what’s to come from exploring country music’s frontier alongside Ian Munsick.
ABOUT IAN MUNSICK
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, Ian and his two older brothers grew up playing everything from bluegrass to The Beatles. Incorporating elements across genres, he has now begun to establish himself as a progressive artist with an old soul. Captivated by traditional lyrical truth and the modern soundscape, Ian followed his ear to Music City. In 2017 he released a self-titled EP, winning iHeartRadio’s Rocky Mountain Song of the Year for the rootsy “Horses Are Faster” and becoming the only artist who simultaneously qualified two tracks as finalists in the NSAI/CMT songwriting competition. Equipped with a full ready-for-release collection of songs, the 27-year-old signed his first major label deal earlier this year with Warner Music Nashville. His upcoming debut album Coyote Cry features his mile-high tenor underscoring self-penned songs that conjure equal parts epic adventure and down-to-earth wisdom. The record marks the dawn of western pop-laced country, pulling a thread straight from Chris LeDoux through Post Malone. Ian’s first WMN release “Long Haul,” a favorite from Coyote Cry, is due to drop September 18 and with it, western country is reborn.