Recently-crowned ACM New Female Artist of the Year Gabby Barrett continues to shine as “Country music’s rising star” (E!), scoring a monumental nine Billboard Music Awards nods today. Barrett is the female finalist with the most nods this year across all genres, and scores the most of any Country artist on the list, up for:
- Top New Artist
- Top Country Artist
- Top Country Female Artist
- Top Country Album
- Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar
- Top Selling Song
- Top Radio Song
- Top Country Song
- Top Collaboration (fan voted category – voting opens 5/10)
The Billboard Music Awards will air LIVE Sunday, May 23rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC.
“NINE?!?! Are you kidding me??? This year has already been unbelievable in so many ways,” says Barrett. “I feel so blessed that the fans and music community have embraced me and my music. God is good, ALL the time.”
The MULTI-PLATINUM hitmaker kicked off the week by adding to her record-breaking chart success as “The Good Ones” notched a third week at #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. The song is the first three-week leader by a female artist in over a decade. Stacking achievements, “The Good Ones” also reigned a third week at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, while surpassing 270 MILLION global streams.
"Wow, a No. 1 single is something that is so, so special, and for this song to be No. 1 for three weeks is astonishing," Barrett shared with Billboard. "It means the world to me to know that it has resonated with so many people. I'm thankful to our Lord Jesus, my own good one Cade, my fans for supporting me, country radio for welcoming me and to my family, label and team for always believing in me and my music."
Making her late-night television debut last night (4/28), Barrett lit up CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden with a shimmering performance of “The Good Ones.” Radiating in all-white, her powerhouse vocals took center stage accompanied by heavy-hitting guitars. Barrett also joined Corden for a chat on the story behind her latest record-breaking hit, and life as a new mother to 3-month-old daughter Baylah May.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, SEE HER PERFORMANCE OF “THE GOOD ONES” AND INTERVIEW HERE
Riding high from her ACM Awards win, Barrett will look to add more hardware to the shelf as she vies for four iHeartRadio Music Awards as Country music’s most-nominated artist. Up for Best New Country Artist plus Country Song of the Year for “I Hope,” she scored all-genre nods for 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.
Just announced, Barrett will hit the road as a special guest on Thomas Rhett’s THE CENTER POINT ROAD TOUR beginning August 13. For tickets, and more information on her upcoming shows, click here.
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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 scored previous CMA, CMT and American Music Awards nods, was 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, proving 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 three-week #1 single, “The Good Ones.”