Gabby Barrett Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 20th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 20th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (streaming, sales and airplay-based) for the 20th week, which is the longest run by a solo female artist in the history of the chart.

“I Hope” surpassed Maren Morris’ “The Bones,” which reigned for 19 weeks atop the chart. The longest run on the Hot Country Songs chart is Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, which spent 50 weeks at No. 1 in 2017-2018.

Penned by Gabby, Zachary Kale and Jon Nite, “I Hope” is featured on Gabby’s 2020 debut album, Goldmine. “I Hope” topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart in April.

Gabby’s “I Hope” won the Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2020 CMT Music Awards, while also garnering nominations at the 2020 CMA Awards, ACM Awards and American Music Awards. “I Hope” is also the No. 1 song on Billboard’s 2020 Year-End charts for Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Song Sales and Country Streaming Songs.

Listen to Gabby’s “I Hope,” featuring Charlie Puth.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter