RFD-TV Premiere: Ian Flanigan releases new song “I Don’t Smoke”

“‘I Don’t Smoke’ is one of my favorite songs on this record!”

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Clay Myers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music singer-songwriter Ian Flanigan’s new single “I Don’t Smoke” is available today! Initially recorded by Lee Brice, featuring Warren Haynes, Flanigan always related to the song and its lyrics. Written by Lee Brice, Jon Stone, Billy Montana, and John Bohlinger, “I Don’t Smoke” also features the top musicians in Nashville including Gordon Mote (piano), Willie B. Barthel (drums), Jay White (bass), Jerry McPherson and Colin Wells (electric guitar), Jon Stone (acoustic guitar), Russ Pahl (pedal steel), and Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin). “I Don’t Smoke” is the second single from Flanigan’s upcoming album, due this fall.

Give It A Listen

I don’t drink cuz I know my mind

And every time I do

I just think about what you’re doing

And who you’re doing it too

I don’t take no pills to kill the pain

No they never told me the truth

And I don’t smoke cuz I could never get high enough to get over you

“‘I Don’t Smoke’ is one of my favorite songs on this record,” shares Flanigan. “Originally cut by Lee Brice and Warren Haynes, who are two of the greatest. I wanted to do my version of it on this record. I haven’t had a drink in nine years now, and this is one of the only songs out there saying “I don’t drink” and “I don’t smoke,” while still sounding like a party!”

Never one to sit still, Flanigan will be one of the featured artists at the 2024 Buckle & Boots Festival in Manchester, UK, which includes Heartwreckers, The Country Orchestra, Maggie Baugh, Dan Smalley, Jon Stone, Emilia Quinn, Canaan Cox, First Time Flyers, Matt Hodges, Luke Flear, Taylor Moss, and more. The festival is hosted by Jeremy McComb and takes place May 23-26.

The full lineup and schedule can be found HERE.

As featured in a People.com exclusive, Flanigan recently married his new bride, Kelsey Charles, at the 4 Eagle Ranch in Beaver Creek, Colorado, on February 29. The couple shared their day with a small, private ceremony at the same music venue where they first met.

“We opted to go back to Beaver Creek and create the ultimate full-circle moment by exchanging our vows in the same place we met,” he says, adding that the couple’s wedding day was “nothing short of perfect.”

To read the full People.com exclusive, visit HERE.

Flanigan has consistently released fan-favorite singles such as “Grow Up” featuring Blake Shelton, “Last Name On It,” and “Under A Southern Sky,” showing not only his versatility as a singer but as a songwriter as well. Recently featured by People, Fox News, Cowboys & Indians, Music Mayhem, American Songwriter, Sounds Like Nashville, The Music Universe, KTLA, CMT, Whiskey Riff, and more, Flanigan continues to relate to everyone he encounters, one listener at a time.

To keep up with future releases and everything Ian Flanigan, visit HERE

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