Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

Gabby Barett’s “I Hope” Now a Mega Hit

by

As the year nears its conclusion, Gabby Barrett had her ultimate hit “I Hope” break history! The mega-hit song introduced the young and upcoming country artists Gabby Barrett. Now, it is the longest number 1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Charts as she has now reigned 20 straight weeks. This was also the first time that a female artist was able to do such an accomplishment.

After her stint as an American Idol contestant, Barrett was not a big fish for most record labels. As a result, she worked hard and improved on her songwriting skills and crafted a sound that did not just reflect her personality but also relatable to many.

Barrett’s hard work was evident in her breakup tune “I Hope.” She collaborated with her friends to write a breakup song on Halloween last year. Barrett searched deep into her experiences for the song. She focused on what her past relationships taught her and even recalling all the stories she heard from friends and family members. For Barrett, the feeling of having the opportunity to write untold stories of people who have been through a breakup and not having the opportunity to say what they truly want to say to the person was the best.

After making history, Barrett shared how overwhelming the feeling was. After everything that happened in the world this year, having a break out year for her career was surreal for Barrett. The up and coming country star thanked her team, fans, and family for helping her with such an accomplishment. She also thanked Country Radio for making everything possible.

“Goldmine” and “I Hope” all came from her debut album that was released earlier this year that both break history. Barrett’s remix of the Charley Putt song “I Hope” also gave her tons of hardware.

Barrett’s breakout year gave her recognition as the Top New Country Artists. Barrett’s breakout year also gave her ACM and CMA nominations.
Barrett did also make sound waves. Her nearly Gold Certified debut album is officially the only album to date to accumulate the most streams in the first week for any debut album in history. She was also the only woman to claim both the number 1 spot on the Country Hot Songs Chart and a Hot 100 Top 10 with a debut solo single.

Latest Stories

Watch George Jones as He Pays Tribute To Conway Twitty With "Hello Darlin'"

George Jones Honors Conway Twitty with Powerful Rendition of ‘Hello Darlin’

Days after the world lost the legendary Conway Twitty, another country legend paid tribute to the late singer with an emotional rendition of his iconic “Hello Darlin’,” and it’s none ...

Merle Haggard’s “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” Says Alcohol Can’t Heal Wounds

Merle Haggard’s “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” Says Alcohol Can’t Heal Wounds

Still not feeling numb after five drinks? If you’re trying to move on from a heartbreak, we hate to break it to you, but Merle Haggard’s lyrics in “Tonight the ...

5 Ashley Cooke Facts You Need to Know

5 Ashley Cooke Facts You Need to Know

On the road to becoming a country breakout star, Ashley Cooke is an up-and-coming artist who is known for her smash hit “Your Place” in 2023. She brings down-to-earth vibes ...

Huercasa Country Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Huercasa Country Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Huercasa Country Festival 2024Festival Duration: July 5-7, 2024Venue: Las Delicias Municipal Soccer Field in Riaza, Segovia, SpainPerformers Include: Kaitlin Butts,  Myron Elkins, A Thousand Horses, The Wonder Women ...

Under The Big Sky 2024: What You Need To Know

Under The Big Sky 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Under The Big Sky 2024Festival Duration:July 12-14, 2024Venue:Big Mountain Ranch in Whitefish, MontanaPerformers Include:Billy Strings, Miranda Lambert, Turnpike Troubadours, and moreTicket Information: Get Your Tickets Here It’s that time ...

Country Jam USA 2024: What You Need To Know

Country Jam USA 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Country Jam USA 2024Festival Duration: July 18-20, 2024Venue:Eau Claire Event District in Eau Claire, WisconsinPerformers Include:HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, and moreTicket Information:Ticket Information: Get Your Tickets Here ...

Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024: What You Need To Know

Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024Festival Duration:July 11-14, 2024Venue:Craven World Campground in Craven, Saskatchewan, CanadaPerformers Include:Luke Combs, Nickelback, Dallas Smith, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Country Thunder Saskatchewan is ...

Windy City Smokeout 2024: What You Need To Know

Windy City Smokeout 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Windy City Smokeout 2024Festival Duration: July 11-14, 2024Venue: United Centre Parking Lot in Chicago, IllinoisPerformers Include: Thomas Rhett, Parker McCollum, Cody Johnson, Carrie Underwood, and moreTicket Information: Get ...

Over 100,000 Fans Join George Strait As He Sang “Amarillo by Morning”

Over 100,000 Fans Join George Strait As He Sang “Amarillo by Morning”

George Strait bested both his indoor and outdoor record – and the fifty-year record of the largest attendance in the US – at his annual series of one-off performances during ...

Country Concert 2024: What You Need To Know

Country Concert 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Country Concert 2024Festival Duration: July 11-13, 2024Venue: Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Laramie, OhioPerformers Include:Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson, HARDY, and moreTicket Information: Get Your Tickets Here The Midwest’s ...