BREAKING: Gabby Barrett Issues Statement After Cancelling Upcoming Shows With Ashley McBryde And Kane Brown

“I’m sad to announce that I have to cancel this weekend of dates due to illness,” the singer began. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 7, 2023

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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Gabby Barrett issued a statement after being forced to abruptly cancel three of her upcoming concerts due to “illness.”

The country superstar took to her Instagram stories on Friday afternoon (July 7) to share the unfortunate news with her fans. 

“I’m sad to announce that I have to cancel this weekend of dates due to illness,” Barrett began. 

Photo Courtesy of Gabby Barrett's Instagram
Photo Courtesy of Gabby Barrett’s Instagram

Due to the “I Hope” singer’s illness, she had to cancel three concerts, including her performance with Ashley McBryde at Wenonah Park in Bay City, MI on July 7 as well as two shows on Kane Brown’s Drunk or Dreaming Tour. The other two shows affected are Barrett’s performances at TD Pavilion At The Mann in Philadelphia, PA on July 8 and at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY on July 9.

As a result of Barrett’s illness, the “I Hope” singer had to cancel this weekend’s concerts, which included her highly anticipated performance with Ashley McBryde at Wenonah Park in Bay City, MI on July 7. 

Additionally, Barrett’s performances this weekend on Kane Brown’s Drunk or Dreaming Tour were impacted by her health issues. The affected shows include Barrett’s scheduled performances at TD Pavilion At The Mann in Philadelphia, PA on July 8 and at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY on July 9.

Gabby Barrett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Gabby Barrett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

She went on to tell fans that she needs time to rest so she’s able to gives fans the show they deserve.

“I hate this part of it, but at the same time it’s best to let my voice and body recover rather than pushing through this time,” Barrett continued. ”I always strive to give my fans the best show possible when I step on stage and am looking forward to being back soon. Love y’all.”

“Glory Days”

The news comes just days after Gabby Barrett released the music video for her latest single, “Glory Days.” 

The award-winning country star enlisted her husband, Cade Foehner, and two children, Baylah May, 2, and Augustine Boone, 8 months, to co-star in the clip. Directed by Alexa Campbell and co-produced by Barrett and Taylor Vermillion, the music video showcases a beautiful blend of nostalgia and celebration, capturing the feeling of treasured memories and the joy of embracing the present. 

With her family by her side, Gabby Barrett creates a visual representation of the song’s message, reminding fans of the importance of cherishing the moments that shape our lives.

Throughout the clip, Barrett enjoys memorable moments with her family on a picturesque farm.

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Out now, the anthemic song mirrors Barrett’s real life as she sings about the things that make her life so full, like her family and her faith. Throughout the lyrics, she promises to live life in the moment and never take things for granted because she recognizes that she’s living out the “Glory Days” right now.  

“This is as good as it gets, I don’t know what I would change/ I love this life that we live, I love that smile on your face/ No, we ain’t gotta look back at all those pictures in frames/ And wish it’d all stay the same/ ‘Cause right here, right now I say, ‘These are the glory days,’” the American Idol alum sings on the chorus. 

Gabby Barrett and Family; Photo Courtesy YouTube
Gabby Barrett and Family; Photo Courtesy YouTube

Barrett co-wrote “Glory Days” with Emily Weisband, Seth Mosley, and James McNair, and co-produced the track with Ross Copperman.

“Glory Days” is the first track from Gabby Barrett’s forthcoming, yet-to-be-announced sophomore album, which she is co-producing alongside Ross Copperman.

While Barrett has yet to announce a release date for the project, she did reveal that it is “almost finished” and that it is expected to debut later this year in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“Hopefully, like, early fall is the goal,” Barrett told the outlet.

The project will also feature songs co-written by Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert. 

Additionally, the Pennsylvania native’s forthcoming album will follow her record-breaking debut album, Goldmine, which spawned chart-topping hits such as “The Good Ones” and her debut single “I Hope.” Barrett released a deluxe edition of Goldmine, which featured four new songs, including “Pick Me Up,” “Never Get It Back,” “The Good Ones (Wedding Version),” and a cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” in addition to the 13 original tracks.

Barrett is set to return to the stage on July 14 at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Indiana.

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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.