In 2021, Gabby Barrett was recognised by Billboard Music Award as a top country female artist. Barely a year later, she was again awarded with Rising Star Award at 2022 Billboard Women in Music Awards and online casinos Australia fans were happy for her.
“I’m gonna try to keep it together as best as I can…This is a really big deal. This means so much to me,” Barrett said last year while accepting the award. She then broke into tears, noting that she and her her team — including her father and sister who were with her at the show — have been “working hard for 10 years” during her rise to the top of the country scene.
She added, “I grew up with this big dream It certainly was not easy. I did not come from a wealthy background. A lot of people doubted me, kids, adults, schoolteachers … I heard a lot of ‘nos’ and it seemed like every door that I knocked on remained closed for a long time. But, by the graciousness of God I am here today, and I continue to work hard and persevere. I dedicate this to all those who dream big, not matter what age you are. You may not see a clear path and others will try to knock you down, certainly. Some days you will want to completely give up and feel absolutely defeated, but try to use any negative comments and situations that you run into along the way as fuel to keep you going. … You really can achieve those big dreams.
“I receive this Rising Star award with humble gratitude and take it as a responsibility to encourage to be a light for the Lord and inspire others with what I do”.
In 2020, “I Hope” became Barrett’s first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts, and held on to the No. 1 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart for 27 weeks. Her follow-up, “The Good Ones,” became a three-week Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 hit, marking the first time in over a decade that a solo female artist achieved that feat, a record to note down for her avid fans who love casino France.
Barrett’s next coronation moment will come March 7, when she and Jimmie Allen co-host the 57th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with Dolly Parton in Las Vegas. The icon and newcomer happen to have a lot in common: Both come from big families and married young, both are guided by their faith, and it was Parton who inspired Barrett to write her own truths in her songs. “She’s always writing about her life and honest instances,” says Barrett, who has covered both “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You.”
And that is Barrett’s focus as she works on the follow-up to her gold-certified debut, Goldmine. “I don’t know what the theme exactly is going to be,” she says. “I do know that I’m a country gal at heart, and that’s definitely always the kind of music I’m going to make.”