Gabby Barrett’s career is off to an impressive start.
The songstress officially released her debut single, “I Hope,” to country radio and it became the most-added song from a new artist upon its release.
It’s no surprise, as the vengeful anthem has already resonated well with fans. It previously claimed the No.1 spot on both SiriusXM “The Highway’s” Hot 30 Countdown chart as well as Radio Disney’s Country Top 50 chart. Additionally, “I Hope” has amassed a whopping 34.9 million on-demand streams.
The breakup track was co-written by Barrett alongside Jon Nite and Zachary Kale during a time when Barrett felt she needed to prove herself after becoming a finalist on ABC’s American Idol in 2018.
“I came off the show, and zero labels were trying to grab at me. At all. I mean, none,” she recently recalled in a candid interview with Country Now. “I was like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna stick my nose to the ground and really focus on writing songs, and hopefully get one that’s good. And we got ‘I Hope’ out of it.”
Following the digital release of “I Hope” earlier this year, the labels came back around and Barrett ultimately signed with Warner Music Nashville. She is currently working on her full-length debut album.
“I’m almost done with an album, so there’s a bunch of variety of music on there that I can’t wait for people to hear,” she shared with us previously.
In the meantime, fans can catch Gabby Barrett touring the festival circuit throughout the summer. On October 18, Barrett will open for Kane Brown at his sold-out Staples Center concert in celebration of the venue’s 20th anniversary.