Long Live Cowgirls will visit 15 cities
With a staunch fan following building on the heels of his Westwood 2022 Tour, Wyoming-native and truth-teller Ian Munsick takes his SiriusXM The Highway single — written with songwriters Philip Eugene O’Donnell and Aby Gutierrez and featuring special guest and 2x CMA winner Cody Johnson — and turns its notion into a celebratory national tour with Long Live Cowgirls 2023 Tour. The tour compliments news of a forthcoming sophomore album by Munsick is slated for early 2023 on Warner Music Nashville.
“‘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,” reflects Munsick. “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.”
Kicking off at the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas on January 20th, the tour will make stops in strongholds Fort Worth, Texas; Knoxville, Tennessee; Indianapolis, Indiana and more before wrapping the first leg of the tour in Georgia on March 16th.
“We’re hitting a ton of places we’ve never played before this winter/spring,” explains Munsick. “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.”
From the recently-released, fiddle-laden “Horses & Weed” to faith-driven story-song “More Than Me” –the howling, authenticity-dripping western country singer promises more quality storytelling to come.
Munsick recognizes a similar free-spirited country in contemporary honky-tonk sparkplug, “I Smoke Weed” (with Brothers Osborne) and “Make It Past Georgia” singer Ashland Craft, inviting the South Carolinian to join his Cowgirls trek. Her Travelin’ Kind debut album previously secured the songwriter inclusion on CMT’s coveted Next Women of Country list and opening ahead of Zac Brown Band, Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen.
Before the tour is underway, Munsick ends this year with a performance at the National Finals Rodeo for Rodeo Vegas on December 10th.
Ian Munsick 2022/2023 Tour Dates:
Dec 10 – Las Vegas @ The Mirage
Jan 8-10 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Steamboat Springs Ski Resort
Jan 20 – New Braunfels, TX @ Gruene Hall
Jan 21 – Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s Texas
Jan 24 – Key West, FL @ Mile O Fest
Jan 27 – Lake Buena Vista, @ FL House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista
Jan 28 – Greenville, SC @ The Blind Horse
Feb 10 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
Feb 11 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
Feb 17 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Texas Club
Feb 18 – Nacogdoches, TX @ Banita Creek Hall
Feb 23 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Feb 24 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
Mar 3 – Stillwater, OK @ Tumbleweed Dance Hall
Mar 4 – Fayetteville, AR @ JJ’s Live
Mar 10 – Indianapolis @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Mar 11 – St. Louis @ The Factory
Mar 16 – Atlanta @ Buckhead Theatre
Apr 28 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach Festival