Warner Music Nashville’s “breakout star in the genre” (Forbes), Gabby Barrett continues her meteoric rise, crowned as ACM New Female Artist of the Year today. Receiving the exciting news from ACM Awards host Keith Urban, watch her surprise reaction here.
“Ahhh ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? ACM New Female Artist of the Year!! This feels like a dream,” exclaims Barrett. “God is so good, and I’m really blessed to be a part of this Country music community. A million thank you’s to my husband, my family, my fans, my team for all of your support and to the ACMs for this incredible honor.”
The accolade adds to an already stellar week for Barrett, with her current single “The Good Ones” reigning #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. This marks the first time a female artist has sent her first two singles to #1 on the chart since 2012. The track is Top-5-and-climbing on the Country radio airplay charts, and has amassed 230 MILLION+ global streams. 
Barrett is stacking up more RIAA heavy metal, with “The Good Ones” officially certified PLATINUM, and her debut album GOLDMINE striking GOLD. Her chart-topping breakout single “I Hope” remains a fan-favorite, now 5X PLATINUM. 
As announced yesterday, Barrett scored four nominations at the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards, claiming her place as the most-nominated Country artist. She’ll vie for Best New Country Artist and Country Song of the Year for “I Hope”, plus the all-genre Best Collaboration and Best Lyrics for “I Hope” featuring Charlie Puth. The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live on FOX from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 27 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET.
Celebrating her New Female Artist of the Year win, Barrett will take the stage to perform at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards airing Sunday, April 18 at 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT on CBS, and contend for Single of the Year with “I Hope.”  Her latest project – seven-track Live From The Goldmine EP – is available now; stream it here.





Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is setting the trend. Recently crowned the ACM New Female Artist of the Year, Barrett is set to perform and vie for Single of the Year (“I Hope”) at the 56th ACM Awards airing April 18 on CBS. Scoring previous CMA, CMT and American Music Awards nods, named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2020, an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist, included in Variety’s 2020 Young Hollywood Impact Report, and one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Music, Barrett proves why she’s “the face of Gen-Z Country” (HITS). Her meteoric 5X PLATINUM debut “I Hope” was the most-streamed Country song of 2020, highlighted as one of the Best Songs of the year by the Associated Press and Billboard, and winning CMT’s 2020 Breakthrough Video of the Year award, simultaneously cracking the Top 3 on Billboard's all genre Hot 100 chart. Reigning atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 27 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 1 BILLION+ global streams, her top-streaming LP GOLDMINE includes the 4-week Hot AC #1 crossover version of “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth – which earned the iHeartRadio Titanium Award for reaching over 1 BILLION radio spins and was named one of Rolling Stone's best Pop and Country collaborations of 2020 - alongside current Top 5 PLATINUM single, “The Good Ones.”