Captivating Country newcomer GABBY BARRETT continues her meteoric rise at SiriusXM, cracking the Top 3 with slow-burning, eye-for-an-eye anthem, “I Hope,” while also claiming the #1 spot on Radio Disney’s Top 50 chart this week.
Hailed as one of the “10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now” by Rolling Stone Country – who praised the tough-talking single as “full of venom and vitriol” – “I Hope” has now been streamed more than 14 MILLION times globally, and its attention-grabbing video has been viewed over 3.3 MILLION times.
Co-written by Barrett with Zachary Kale and Jon Nite, the track has gained significant radio momentum since it was featured as a “Highway Find” by SiriusXM and spinning on Radio Disney Country – highlighting its blood-pumping sonics and Barrett’s sizzling vocal delivery.
“It’s been so much fun watching Gabby’s music explode on The Highway. The reaction has been huge from the beginning and hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down. Gabby Barrett is a star…it’s that simple,” praises The Highway’s Senior Director of Programming, J.R. Schumann.
The Pennsylvania native used her dynamic voice to impress as a finalist on Season 16 of ABC’sAmerican Idol, and has since gone on to stun concertgoers around the nation. She recently delivered an electrifying beachside performance at the Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
On May 3, she rejoins PLATINUM-certified hitmaker CHRIS LANE for a show in Buffalo, NY – reprising his successful LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR lineup – and has more festival and fair dates on tap through September. As “I Hope” keeps climbing the charts, fans should be on the lookout for more new music soon. Barrett is currently in the studio with GRAMMY-nominated producer Ross Copperman (Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban), working on her debut-recording project.
ABOUT GABBY BARRETT:
Nineteen-year-old Country powerhouse Gabby Barrett came into national prominence in 2018 as a finalist on Season 16 of ABC’s American Idol, and has now burst on to the Country music scene with brand new song, “I Hope.” A native of Munhall, Pennsylvania, and one of eight children, Barrett began singing in her local gospel choir in Homestead, Pennsylvania at the age of nine, started playing shows at age 11 and won the respected Kean Quest Talent Search in 2014. Prior to her appearance onAmerican Idol, she performed 136 shows in 2017 alone, helped raise money for a host of regional charities – including the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and the Ronald McDonald House – and was regarded as “A voice you must hear” by The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Barrett has shared the stage with superstars like Luke Bryan, Bebe Rexha, Sugarland and Carrie Underwood, and following her third place finish on Idol, embarked on the American Idol Live! 2018 Tour and Chris Lane’s LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR. She is currently working on an upcoming release with GRAMMY-nominated producer Ross Copperman.