Barrett’s No. 1 Country Sales Album Strikes Gold as it “Emphasizes Barrett’s Power at Every Turn” (Variety)
New Single “The Good Ones” Powers Up at Country Radio While “I Hope” Dominates at Hot AC
“Breakout star” (Forbes) Gabby Barrett shines brightly as GOLDMINE officially earns the most first-week debut album streams for any country act in history. With more than 16.1 million on-demand streams since its release on June 19, the album struck gold in both streams and sales. Warner Music Nashville’s “new queen of comeuppance” (PEOPLE) makes a bold statement as GOLDMINE summits the Current Country Album Sales chart and enters in the Top 5 of the Top Country Albums chart with nearly 20,000 equivalents. She is the first debut female to achieve the latter since 2017.
"Wow!!! Oh my gosh, I feel so overwhelmed and so blessed by this first week," shares Barrett. "GOLDMINE is truly a representation of who I am as an artist, person and songwriter, so to see this and feel this kind of love and support is just a dream. I am so grateful for my team at Warner Music Nashville and Red Light Management, thank you to them, my husband, family, friends, co-writers, producers and my amazing fans. This would not be possible without you all, so thank you so, so much for making this a moment I will never forget.”
Added Warner Music Nashville Chairman & CEO John Esposito: “I am incredibly gratified and deeply humbled that Gabby Barrett barreled past this streaming record with her debut album. From one western Pennsylvanian to another, I couldn’t be one iota prouder of her. I know the entire Warner Music Nashville team looks forward to continuing to make history together.”
The success of GOLDMINE began with its lead single, the Platinum-certified smash hit “I Hope.” The “searing breakup anthem” (ABC Radio) skyrocketed to No. 1 on the country airplay charts – making Barrett the youngest artist in over two decades to accomplish that feat with a debut single – and is currently rising at both Hot AC and Top 40. It marks its 11th total week reigning atop Nielsen’s country on-demand overall streaming chart, and it is currently the second most-streamed country song of the year. Her current single “The Good Ones” is quickly following suit as it connects with country radio listeners. Barrett performed both songs and more during her LIVE FROM THE GOLDMINE album release celebration (6/23). Check it out here. SiriusXM will also re-air the event as a nationwide radio special later this month.
The Billboard short-listed GRAMMY contender touts writing credits on 12 of 13 songs on the buzzed-about debut. Barrett teamed up with Nashville mainstay songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Emily Weisband, Jon Nite, Josh Osborne and more to craft the stories she aimed to tell. Ross Copperman and Zach Kale, both featured as songwriters, co-produced GOLDMINE with additional production by Jimmy Robbins, Sam Martin and Bryan Fowler on select tracks.
Received with rave reviews, GOLDMINE has been praised for its “powerhouse vocals and ability to seamlessly cross over from country to pop,” (PEOPLE) as well as “an uncommonly mature outlook from such a new artist… and a sign that this GOLDMINE may be a mother lode” (Billboard).
PRAISE FOR GABBY BARRETT’S GOLDMINE
“…transcends genre…at a time when female artists are struggling at Country radio, Barrett is breaking through” – Forbes
"the finest belter country music has seen since [Carrie] Underwood, and a powerhouse vocalist whose fondness for big hooks and big emotions served her well on ‘Idol’ and continues to do so on GOLDMINE" – Variety
“there’s a new wave of artists hitting Country music…and perhaps the one creating the most buzz is Gabby Barrett” – American Songwriter
"The Album That Introduces a Captivating Country Star" – Billboard
“A Lesson in How a Newcomer Can Make History with One Song…just a tiny sliver of the kind of Country music she has up her sleeve” – CMT
“country music's rising star” – E!
“soulful voice...velvety and full” – MusicRow
“GOLDMINE is a thorough exploration of the ‘death do us part’ kind of love, navigated by Barrett’s expressive, R&B-infused vocals” – PEOPLE
"a platinum-selling singer conquering the radio charts" – The Tennessean
“Like early Carrie Underwood, she leans into the pop side of country and frequently reaches for the upper limits of her vocals. In that way, it’s a vocal showcase.” – Taste of Country
"GOLDMINE yields a veritable mother lode of straight-to-the-heart songs and provides a rich showcase for Barrett’s versatile vocal stylings." – Sounds Like Nashville
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Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is setting the trend. With her debut single “I Hope,” Barrett became the first-ever female artist with a Country song to log over 10 MILLION on-demand streams in a single week with 11.3 MILLION, adding to her nearly 400 MILLION on-demand streams. The "lightning-in-a-bottle single" (PEOPLE) raced to #16 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, making history as the first solo female debut single to reach Country radio’s summit since 2017 and the youngest artist to debut with a #1 in over two decades. Spotlighted as a SiriusXM + Pandora All-Genre and Country Artist to Watch, Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, and Amazon Music’s Weekly One best performing Country female of 2019, she continues to rise through the ranks as “Country music's rising star” (E!). “A voice you must hear,” (The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) the ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee has opened for Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Chris Lane, Dustin Lynch, Jake Owen, Bebe Rexha, Cole Swindell, Sugarland, and Carrie Underwood. Her debut album, GOLDMINE, is out now, featuring sophomore single “The Good Ones” and a crossover remix of “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth.