Everything’s better in acoustic.
Ian Munsick is the latest artist to record an acoustic set for CMT’s Campfire Sessions, an ongoing series that strips it down with the artist playing acoustic versions of some of their biggest hits around a campfire.
Munsick’s installment features four of his biggest hits to date, White Buffalo, Me Against the Mountain, Ranch Hand, and fan favorite Long Live Cowgirls, which originally features Cody Johnson, who has a campfire session of his own (and a damn good one at that). He joins Megan Moroney, Lainey Wilson, and Scotty McCreery as artists to sit down for the Campfire Sessions in recent months.
Artists whose music is already on the acoustic side tend to shine in these Campfire Sessions, and Munsick is no exception. Ian has one of the most unique voices in the business, and his western sound fits perfectly with the campfire backdrop. Ian uses as much fiddle as nearly anyone, and it stands out particularly on Me Against the Mountain here.
This isn’t Munsick’s first attempt at an acoustic cut. In June he released his Me and a Fiddle EP, which featured five new versions of some of his biggest hits stripped down to just his vocals and an accompanying fiddle. He also released his Western Wedding EP earlier this month, which featured primarily piano and instrumental recordings of many of the same tracks.
It’s no secret at this point that Ian likes to experiment with different versions and sounds for his songs, and this session is just one more example.