Gabby Barrett has had a record year when it comes to her career, and is finishing it on many Year-End lists, including being named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist for 2020. Her number-one hit “I Hope” has also been named the top country song for the entire year, as it lands at number-one on the Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Song Sales, and Country Streaming Songs charts.
Gabby says “It just happened to be the fourth song I had ever written in Nashville and has opened so many doors for me.”
One of those doors included getting a message from Charlie Puth. It was 6 months after hitting number-one with “I Hope” on the country charts, that Charlie reached out to Gabby about recording a duet version of “I Hope” which has introduced the song to a whole new audience.
Billboard also named her on their 21 Under 21 list for 2020. In the article Gabby shares which artist she most admires, “Dolly Parton in country music and Michael Jackson in pop. Dolly is an icon in our genre — she has continued making relevant, creative, and thoughtful music for decades while also giving back to others. Michael Jackson is my favorite male artist of all time, and musically I think he left a permanent footprint on American culture and pop music. His performances were always original and game-changing, and the songs he brought into the world will stand the test of time.”
Gabby also finishes 2020 on Variety’s 2020 Power of Young Hollywood List, and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Music.
Check out the top country song of 2020 from Gabby Barrett’s album Goldmine (which came out in June of this year)…
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