Gabby Barrett (born March 5, 2000 in Munhall, Pennsylvania) is an American country music singer. She finished third on season 16 of American Idol broadcast on ABC. Her debut single "I Hope" was certified Gold for half a million units in sales and streams on January 16, 2020 and scored in the first top 10 debut Hot Country Songs entry by a woman unaccompanied by another act since October 2017
fter Barrett appeared on American Idol, she collaborated with songwriter and producer Allen Foster to write three songs on her extended play album titled The Fireflies, a stand-alone track that features "Fireflies","Your Name On It" and "Missin' Love".
Barrett has opened for Toby Keith in Ohio, as well as Keith Urban and Cole Swindell. Along with performing at a Pittsburgh Pirates' game, and sung the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and at the Daytona 500. The song on the show selected for her if she won was"Rivers Deep." Former (4th season Winner Carrie Underwood) was quoted as saying that Barrett is further along than she was at her age.
In 2019, Barrett released a single independently titled "I Hope", which was co-written by Jon Nite and Zachary Kale and co-produced by Zachary Kale and Ross Copperman. She performed the song in an appearance on the 17th season of American Idol in May 2019. It attracted the attention of music labels, and in June 2019, Barrett signed with Warner Music Nashville. "I Hope" was then officially released as a single by the label on June 27, 2019 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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