‘American Idol’ Alums Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner Welcome First Child

Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner are officially parents!  Barrett, 20, and Foehner, 24, welcomed a daughter, Baylah May, on Monday,…


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January 25, 2021

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Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner are officially parents! 

Barrett, 20, and Foehner, 24, welcomed a daughter, Baylah May, on Monday, January 18, 2021. 

“Gotten to spend a very sweet week with our newest addition.. meet our girl🥰,” the new mom shared on Instagram, revealing her full name: Baylah May Foehner.

First-time father, Foehner, was quick to comment on the adorable image, writing, “What an honor to be your husband. Thank you for bearing me a child my Wife!”


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Barrett and Foehner met on the set of American Idol in 2018. Their relationship continued to flourish after the show, and Foehner eventually popped the question in March of 2019. The pair tied the knot six months later.

“We thought, ‘What’s the point in waiting years and years if we already know we’re going to be committed to each other forever?’ So may forever start now,” Barrett previously told People. “It is a blessing to find a husband or wife in this life, marriage is a profound and special thing, and we are so excited to finally be husband and wife.”

The couple exchanged vows in front of 100 guests in Foehner’s home state of Texas. 

Less than one year later, Barrett and Foehner announced that they were expecting their first child and it sounds like Baylah May won’t be their last. 

“We’re ready to add on to our family and get some babies in there,” the “I Hope” singer recently shared. “I definitely want to have more than one in the future, for sure.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.