Ian Munsick and Cody Johnson Send Fans Into a Frenzy with Announcement Of Duet, ‘Long Live Cowgirls’

Ian Munsick and Cody Johnson are teaming up to release a “true country and western ballad” called “Long Live Cowgirls,”…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 25, 2022

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Ian Munsick and Cody Johnson are teaming up to release a “true country and western ballad” called “Long Live Cowgirls,” and fans are losing their minds over the news. 

Munsick and Johnson revealed the news via social media on Monday and their posts were flooded by comments from fans who couldn’t wait to hear the new track. 

“I already know this is gonna be 🔥,” wrote one Instagram user, while another declared, “This is the greatest thing I’ve seen this year.” 

Another fan called it a “dream duo” and several others simply responded with the praise hands emoji. The post raked in over 37,000 likes in less than 24 hours. 


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“Long Live Cowgirls” was co-written by Munsick alongside Aby Gutierrez and Phil O’Donnell.

According to a press release, the much-anticipated track will feature lyrics such as: “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.” 

Munsick and Johnson first teamed up in the fall of 2021 when Munsick was a special guest on Johnson’s headlining tour. 

“When I think of modern country and western music, I think of Cody Johnson,” Munsick shared in a statement. “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.” 

“Long Live Cowgirls” is available for pre-save now and officially drops on Friday, January 28. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.