Hot off her ACM New Female Artist of the Year win, Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is back atop the Country radio charts, reigning Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with her PLATINUM-certified single “The Good Ones.” This marks the first time in five years a solo female artist has sent her first two radio singles to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
"I did not think the past week could have been any more amazing, but to have the No. 1 song feels like the cherry on top," Barrett shares with Billboard. "I'm so grateful for my husband, who truly is a good one and inspired this song. Thank you to my family and fans for supporting me, my label and team for helping take my second single to the top and country radio for playing it. Most importantly, I'm thankful for our gracious Lord Jesus and how kind He is to me always. It's more than I deserve."
Written by Barrett with Zach Kale, Emily Landis, and Jim McCormick, “The Good Ones” has tallied more than 245 MILLION global streams. Breaking records, last week the track rose to #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart – the first time a female artist has sent her first two singles to #1 on this chart since 2012. Additionally, the song ranks #1 in sales among this week’s Mediabase Top 50.
Praised by PEOPLE as a testimony “to Barrett’s mate and to love itself,” MusicRow calls “The Good Ones” a “sweet, elegant piece” that’s “solid, and the sentiment rings true.” Forbes lauded the hit as “heartfelt,” and The Boot dubbed it “a love song for the ones worth holding onto.”
Barrett will hit the stage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards airing Sunday, April 18 at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT on CBS, celebrating her New Female Artist of the Year win, and contending for Single of the Year with her 5X PLATINUM debut “I Hope.” Then, she will bring her latest chart-topper to CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden performing on Wednesday, April 28 (12:35am ET / 11:35pm CT).
With the potential to add more high-profile awards to her arsenal, Barrett is the most-nominated Country artist at the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards, scoring four nominations. 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 8:00pm-10:00pm ET.
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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 her PLATINUM #1 single, “The Good Ones.”