Warner Music Nashville’s MULTI-PLATINUM star Gabby Barrett added even more plaques to her goldmine of accolades Wednesday night (3/2), as she was surprised with three by Billboard News host Chelsea Briggs on the red carpet ahead of the esteemed Billboard Women in Music 2022 event live from YouTube Theater in Inglewood, CA. The Rising Star Award recipient’s meteoric debut album, GOLDMINE, is now PLATINUM with smash chart-toppers “I Hope” at 6X PLATINUM and “The Good Ones” at 2X PLATINUM.
The only Country artist acknowledged at Billboard Women in Music 2022 with the Rising Star Award presented by Honda, Barrett – in a MAË PARIS dress – was introduced by Honda marketing executive Jessika Laudermilk, in addition to her husband Cade Foehner, before performing an acoustic version of “I Hope” – watch now. “Backed by Foehner on guitar and harmony, Barrett turned in a soaring, sultry version of the revenge song,” hailed Billboard. Her inspiring speech also made Billboard’s 12 Best Moments roundup – read here. Hosted by Ciara, other honorees included Olivia Rodrigo, Phoebe Bridgers, Doja Cat, Karol G, H.E.R., Bonnie Raitt, Saweetie, Summer Walker, and Golnar Khosrowshahi.
Marking Barrett’s second major honor in less than a week, she was named among Country Radio Broadcasters’ 2022 New Faces of Country Music last Friday (2/25) in Nashville, TN, and is now heading to Las Vegas, NV, to co-host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™ on Monday (3/7) live from Allegiant Stadium on Prime Video. The reigning New Female Artist of the Year is up for Female Artist of the Year and is set to perform with co-host Jimmie Allen as well.
Recently announced as an opening guest on select shows of Brooks & Dunn’s anticipated return to arenas on their REBOOT 2022 TOUR, Barrett will also be hitting the road this summer on Jason Aldean’s ROCK N’ ROLL COWBOY TOUR. Fans can find full tour details here.
ABOUT GABBY BARRETT:
Warner Music Nashville’s MULTI-PLATINUM star Gabby Barrett is setting the trend in Country music. Amassing nearly 2 BILLION global streams to her credit, Barrett’s expanded version of her acclaimed debut album, GOLDMINE (DELUXE), features current single “Pick Me Up.” Breaking out with her top-streaming PLATINUM LP, the wildly-praised collection launched her meteoric 6X PLATINUM “I Hope” – the most-streamed Country song of 2020; 4-week Hot AC #1 crossover “I Hope (feat. Charlie Puth)” – which earned the iHeartRadio Titanium Award for reaching over 1 BILLION radio spins; and 2X PLATINUM three-week #1 “The Good Ones.” Ruling the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 27 weeks, “I Hope” was the first debut single by a solo female artist to top the Country radio charts since 2017 and made her the youngest artist with a #1 debut at Country radio in over two decades. Honored at Billboard Women in Music 2022 with the Rising Star Award presented by Honda, ACM’s reigning New Female Artist of the Year is next set to co-host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™ and nominated for Female Artist of the Year. Adding even more elite wins to her goldmine of accolades from Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Barrett was recognized as one of the five 2021 CMT Artists of the Year. The MOST-NOMINATED Country music female at the 2021 American Music Awards, she earned Favorite Country Album (GOLDMINE) and Favorite Country Song (“The Good Ones”). In addition, she’s been named among Country Radio Broadcasters’ 2022 New Faces of Country Music; Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2020; an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist; one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Music; and touted in Variety’s 2020 Young Hollywood Impact Report. Co-host of the 12th annual holiday special, CMA Country Christmas, the powerhouse vocalist continues to prove herself as a dynamic entertainer having toured with Thomas Rhett plus supporting Jason Aldean and Brooks & Dunn this summer.