On November 12, Gabby Barrett attended the 2019 CMT Next Women of Country. At the event, Gabby was named as one of the artists for the 2020 Class of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and she performed her hit single, “I Hope.” Check out the photos and a video of her performance below!
CMT Reveals Next Women of Country Class of 2020
CMT has announced the 2020 Class of its Next Women of Country franchise at the 7th annual event at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The 11 artists joining the prestigious Next Women roster are: Abbey Cone, Avenue Beat, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Hailey Whitters, Kylie Morgan, Madison Kozak, Renee Blair, Sykamore, Tiera and Walker County. Event co-hosts Leslie Fram, SVP, Music Strategy & Talent, CMT, and country icon Martina McBride made the announcement.
At the event, each newly-named act performed one song onstage in an acoustic, writer’s round format. This 2020 Class marks a total of 75 female acts that have been named as part of the program since its inception in 2013.
A staunch advocate for country music’s female artists, CMT launched its “Next Women of Country” campaign in an effort to support and expose developing female talent, both signed and unsigned, in a male-dominated format. The campaign showcases emerging female artists across all CMT screens throughout the year.
Notable alumnae of the franchise who have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim include Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn and Lindsay Ell.CMT
Gabby Barrett Performs “I Hope” at 2019 CMT Next Women Of Country
GABBY BARRETT, 19, Munhall, Pennsylvania
What she wants people to know most about her: “Entertaining is my everything that I’ll do for the rest of my life.”
What she wishes people didn’t know about her: “That I sucked my thumb until I was 13.”
Whom she sings her love songs to: her husband of a month, fellow artist Cade Foehner.
Subject of the last song she wrote: “My husband. It’s about young love because a lot of people might have opinions about me being 19 and him being 23 and getting married so young.”
Her song she’s most excited about: “I Hope.”People