After 64 weeks, Gabby Barrett’s smash hit “I Hope” officially reached the No.1 spot on Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, dethroning Maren Morris’ “The Bones,” which enjoyed a 19-week run atop the chart.
With this achievement, Barrett has become the first female to top the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart with a debut solo single since 2006 when Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel” reached No.1.
“I Hope” previously reached No.1 on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country radio airplay charts, however, the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart combines streaming, sales and airplay.
“What an amazing journey this song has taken me on,” Barrett tells Billboard. “I feel so blessed and excited that fans are still loving and listening to it. I am so grateful.”
Barrett co-wrote “I Hope” with Zachary Kale and Jon Nite and recently released a remix of the song with Charlie Puth.
As “I Hope” continues to make history, Barrett is back at country radio with her new single, “The Good Ones.” Both tracks are included on the rising star’s debut album, Goldmine.