Gabby Barrett and the Success of ‘I Hope’

Some songs seem to just grow and grow, and having had a quick look at Spotify it was fantastic to see that ‘I Hope’ from the incredible Gabby Barrett has now amassed more than 50 millon streams. That’s an incredible achievement for Gabby and surely points to a hugely successful career going forward for the Pennsylvania native.

You’ve surely heard the song already, but if you do want to grab another listen, hit the stream below!


So let’s break down some of the chart numbers for the song:

The song currently sits inside the top 10 on Billboard’s country airplay chart.

The song is at #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

The song sits atop the Emerging Artist chart for the 3rd consecutive week.

Gabby Barrett (to Billboard):

Wow, I feel so blessed to have a Top 10 single. ‘I Hope’ felt special from the beginning, and to see the reaction has been overwhelming in the best way. I can’t thank country radio, my fans and my team enough for believing in me. And, I’m so happy for Ingrid. It’s an exciting time.”

Gabby Barrett the only female artist in three years to have her first three releases hit #1 on the Radio Disney chart, joining Kelsea Ballerini as only the second artist to do so in history.

Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is setting the trend. As an ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee, one of CMT‘s 2020 Next Women of Country, a 2020 MusicRow Next Big Thing artist, a SiriusXM + Pandora All-Genre and Country Artist to Watch, Radio Disney‘s Next Big Thing, and Amazon Music‘s best performing Country female of 2019, she continues to rise through the ranks and break glass ceilings. Barrett’s “lightning-in-a-bottle single” (PEOPLE) “I Hope” is one of Rolling Stone‘s “10 Best Country and Americana Songs To Hear Now,” racing onto Billboard‘s Hot 100 Chart, through Country radio’s Top 10 and becoming the first female debut single to crack the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart’s Top 10 since 2017. “A voice you must hear,” (The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) the rising superstar 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. With over 200 MILLION on-demand streams to her credit, Barrett previewed her upcoming Ross Copperman-produced album, releasing new songs “The Good Ones” and “Hall of Fame,” completing a trio of releases she co-wrote. The Pennsylvania native began singing in a gospel choir at nine years old and performed 136 shows in 2017 before rising to national prominence as a finalist on ABC’s American Idol.




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