Gabby Barrett On Her First No.1 Single: ‘I Can’t Believe This Is Happening’

Gabby Barrett; Photo by Robby Klein
Gabby Barrett; Photo by Robby Klein
Gabby Barrett; Photo by Robby Klein

Gabby Barrett is celebrating a career first this week as her debut single, “I Hope,” tops both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country radio airplay charts. Barrett is the first solo female to bring a debut single to the top of the charts since 2017, when Carly Pearce’s “Every Little Thing” went No.1. Additionally, Barrett becomes the first debut solo female to enter the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart since 2017,  as “I Hope” climbs to the No.2 spot.

“I can’t believe this is happening… this is AMAZING,” Barrett gushed. “Thank you to country radio for being so welcoming and supportive. And to my husband, family, fans, label, team and everyone who has supported me along the way – this would not have been possible without you. God is good, all the time.”

Barrett documented the exciting news in a video shared to Facebook. In the clip, the vocal powerhouse is surprised with the news by her manager and record label. She then called her cowriters, Zachary Kale and Jon Nite to share the news with them.

Just days before “I Hope” reached No.1, Barrett released a remix of the song featuring pop star Charlie Puth. The remix offers a different perspective on the hit song. Listen HERE.

Gabby Barrett is slated to release her much-anticipated debut album later this year.

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