NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (November 17, 2020) — Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett proved why she's "country's new queen of comeuppance" (PEOPLE) on ELLEN yesterday with a charged-up performance of her "fierce revenge rocker" (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and the most-streamed Country song of 2020, "I Hope."
Rocking a structured, black sequin Jovani jacket and backed by a live band — including husband Cade Foehner on electric guitar — Barrett belted out the smooth-burning revenge anthem with ease, bringing a "phenomenal range to her craft" (Billboard).
WATCH “I HOPE” ON ELLEN HERE
Barrett also performed a digital exclusive version of current sophomore single "The Good Ones" for EllenTube — watch it here. The “heartfelt new single” (Forbes) continues its rise at Country radio inside the Top 30 with over 80 MILLION on-demand streams-and-counting.
Continuing to break glass ceilings, "I Hope" charges ahead of the pack, storming into the Billboard Hot 100 chart's Top 3 this week while maintaining the #1 spot at Hot AC radio, Top 5 at Top 40 radio, and sitting atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 16 weeks. Variety puts it simply — "I Hope" is "the biggest country song of the year, but, like (Barrett's) voice it's just huge for any genre."
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Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is setting the trend. Nominated for two 2020 CMA Awards 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 (Forbes, Billboard), 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 3 of Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Reigning atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 16 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 815 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.