Gabby Barrett followed up her No. 1 debut single, “I Hope,” with the release of “The Good Ones,” which is currently No. 27 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Penned by Gabby, Zach Kale, Emily Landis and Jim McCormick, “The Good Ones” is featured on Gabby’s debut album, Goldmine.
Gabby co-penned the new single about her then-boyfriend, now-husband Cade Foehner.
As Gabby tells Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the optimistic tune really flipped the script from her smash hit, “I Hope.”
“This song was very special, of course,” says Gabby. “When we wrote it, it was inspired by my husband Cade, which made making the music video even more special with an even more special message, but for the song, I wrote it with a group of friends of mine. And, at the time, I was just thinking of when I was dating my husband when I was on American Idol in 2018. Family members would kind of come up and ask me, ‘How’s your boyfriend doing?’ And, I’d always be like, ‘Oh, he’s good. He’s a good one. He’s a keeper,’ and so I had heard other girls use that phrase before. I’ve heard ‘He’s a good one’ a good amount of times [laughing], and so, I was like, ‘You know what? Let’s write a song about the good ones.’ Because with ‘I Hope,’ I don’t want everybody to think that I’m just saying, ‘Everybody stinks and never get in a relationship!’ There are good ones out there and I’ve definitely found mine.”
In April, Gabby became the fourth solo female artist in 14 years to score a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with her debut single, following Carly Pearce’s “Every Little Thing” (Nov. 2017), Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It” (June 2015) and Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel” (Jan. 2006).
Watch Gabby’s video for “The Good Ones” below.
photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com