Fresh off her CMT Music Awards win for Breakthrough Video of the Year, Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is keeping the ball rolling in a big way, earning her first-ever American Music Awards nomination for Favorite Female Artist – Country yesterday.

"Are you kidding me!!!! This year doesn’t even feel real," Barrett exclaims. "I am blown away and feeling extremely honored. Thank you so much to everyone who continues to make this the biggest year of my life musically. I truly mean it. Thank you!!!”

Also announced this week, Barrett’s “streaming tsunami” (HITS) “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth, reigns for a second consecutive week atop the Hot AC charts. The single also bumps to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart marking its highest post to date, and “takes over as the most-heard song on U.S. radio” (Billboard) with the move. The song’s success at Pop radio pairs with its run as the most-streamed Country song of 2020, spending 14 weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and counting.

Last Friday night (10/23), Barrett took the stage for an electric three song set at the iHeartCountry Festival, thrilling viewers with “I Hope” and fast-rising Top 35 Country single “The Good Ones,” alongside a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” Watch the performance here. She also surprised fans with the release of her first Christmas song, “The First Noel,” just in time for the holidays – listen here.

Barrett’s record year is catching national attention between her long-term chart rules and record streaming numbers, with Billboard proclaiming, “Gabby Barrett has enjoyed one of the biggest breakout years of any artist in country music.” She’s been short-listed as a GRAMMY Best New Artist contender by BillboardForbes, and HITS, and is currently nominated for CMA Single of the Year (“I Hope”) and New Artist of the Year.





Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is setting the trend. Nominated for two CMA Awards, New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (“I Hope”), and for Favorite Female Artist – Country at the American Music Awards, named an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist, featured in Variety’s 2020 Young Hollywood Impact Report, named Radio Disney's Next Big Thing, a Billboard "Chartbreaker," a SiriusXM + Pandora All-Genre and Country Artist to Watch, and a short-listed GRAMMY contender (ForbesBillboard), Barrett continues to prove why she’s “Country music's rising star” (E!). Her meteoric debut, 3X PLATINUM "lightning-in-a-bottle single" (PEOPLE) “I Hope,” is 2020’s most-streamed Country song to date, winning CMT’s 2020 Breakthrough Video of the Year award and cracking the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Reigning atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 14 weeks, “I Hope” was also 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. Adding to over 750 MILLION+ global streams, her full-length LP GOLDMINE earned more first-week debut album streams than any other Country act in history and includes the Hot AC #1 crossover version of “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth and spiritual song “Got Me” feat. Shane & Shane.