2. GABBY BARRETT
After a breakout 2019, Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is launching into the new decade celebrating love on a new song release, “Hall of Fame.” Written by Barrett alongside Trannie Anderson, Adam Doleac and Zachary Kale, the heartfelt song, inspired by her husband Cade Foehner, admires the one you love by touting sweetly that if love had a hall of fame, their name would be in it.
Recently spotlighted as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country (Class of 2020), a 2020 MusicRow Next Big Thing artist, a SiriusXM + Pandora All-Genre and Country Artist to Watch, Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, and Amazon Music’s Weekly One best performing Country female of 2019, she continues to rise through the ranks.
Garnering critical acclaim, Barrett’s current single “I Hope” was named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 Best Country and Americana Songs To Hear Now” and claimed the #1 spot on SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 30 Countdown and on Radio Disney’s Country Top 50 chart. Barrett has opened for Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Chris Lane, Dustin Lynch, Jake Owen, Bebe Rexha, Cole Swindell, Sugarland, and Carrie Underwood, and will take the stage at mile marker festivals like Stagecoach, Tortuga Music Festival, and Country Jam in 2020.
With over 130 million on-demand streams to her credit, Barrett previewed her upcoming Ross Copperman-produced album releasing new songs “The Good Ones” and “Hall of Fame.” The Pennsylvania native began singing in her local gospel choir at nine years old, and performed 136 shows in 2017 alone before rising to national prominence as a Top 3 finalist on ABC’s American Idol.