Ian Munsick Releases ‘Cheyenne,’ Capturing Rodeo Romance and Wyoming Roots

A new chapter is rolling in for Ian Munsick and to help him kickstart this next era, he has unleashed…


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 28, 2024


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Ian Munsick; Photo by Christopher Douglas

A new chapter is rolling in for Ian Munsick and to help him kickstart this next era, he has unleashed a brand-new song titled “Cheyenne.”

Out Friday, June 28, the fresh release written and produced by Munsick and Jeremy Spillman pays tribute to his home state of Wyoming and its famed rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days because as he shared on Instagram recently, “Writing songs about Wyoming comes as easy as breathing for me.”

The tune opens with slick guitar strums, setting a tender tone for the arrival of Munsick’s rich vocals. He hauntingly illustrates a fleeting love story from the perspective of a man whose roots are buried deep in Wyoming, unwilling to step beyond the bounds of the tumbleweeds and rodeo lifestyle. There’s also a woman at hand who occupies his mind, but yet she can’t seem to settle her free spirit long enough to make their connection last beyond rodeo season.

“She likes the lights in the arena/ She’s a queen when they turn ‘em on/ She’ll smile and say ‘it’s good to see ya’/ Like I ain’t missed her every day since she’s been gone/ She’ll park her trailer in my driveway/ She’ll lay beside me in my bed/ But she don’t talk about the highway and I don’t ask/ No I don’t ask,” he delivers on the opening verse. 

Ian Munsick; Cheyenne
Ian Munsick; Cheyenne

When she does find herself in town, the man tries to soak up every moment together, despite knowing that soon she will return to her adventures, and he will be back to missing her. 

He continues onto the chorus, “In July I’m her man/ But August is something we dance around/ She’ll ride in Cheyenne/ And then she’ll ride on out/ Cuz nobody stays in Cheyenne/ Except a few broke downs and her damned ole rodeo clown.”

Between the Western-influenced sounds and Munsick’s powerful delivery of the narrative,  “Cheyenne” is a tune that fans will surely be addicted to upon first listen. 

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This marks the “Cowboy Killer” singer’s third release since unveiling his sophomore album, White Buffalo, in April of 2023. The project honors his homeland and celebrates his life as a husband to his wife, Caroline, and a father to his three-year-old son, Crawford. With his new song, Munsick is prepared to embark on his next musical chapter.

“They say great artists reinvent themselves and that’s always my number one goal with every new project. You will always hear what inspires me creatively: family, faith, and the west. But sonically, this new music will hit different,” Munsick promises. “‘Cheyenne’ is the cornerstone of what you can expect from me as we embark on this next voyage into the western world through my eyes and ears. I hope you enjoy the ride.”

Where To Find Ian Munsick On The Road

Ian Munsick; Photo by Catherine Powell
Ian Munsick; Photo by Catherine Powell

From September 6 to October 5, Ian Munsick will return to the Rocky Mountain region on his The Country & WESTern Tour. Presented by Boot Barn, the trek will make nine stops across the west with special guests Randy Rogers Band, Ole 60, Ryan Charles, Shane Smith & The Saints, Bryan Martin, Zandi Holup and more joining him on select dates. 

Munsick is currently headlining his Boots, Buckles & Bolos Tour, and can be seen on select dates of Lainey Wilson’s Country’s Cool Again Tour as well as a slew of festivals this summer.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.