Gabby Barrett Asks Fans To Help Name Her Baby Boy

With her second child on the way, Gabby Barrett is turning to fans to help name her son.  On Thursday,…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 26, 2022


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Gabby Barrett; Photo by ABC, American Idol

With her second child on the way, Gabby Barrett is turning to fans to help name her son. 

On Thursday, the chart-topping star took to Instagram to ask fans to submit suggestions for baby boy names via Instagram stories. Using the question box feature on the social media app, Barrett encouraged fans to submit baby boy names in the box. 

Gabby Barrett; Instagram Stories
Gabby Barrett; Instagram Stories

“Southern or biblical is preference,” she also captioned the post alongside a smiley face.

The “I Hope” singer and husband Cade Foehner revealed they were expecting their second child on Mother’s Day. 

“My son. Another LIFE we get to love and cherish,” she wrote. “Happy Mother’s Day.” 

Barrett’s baby boy is expected to arrive later this year. In a recent interview with Katie Neal at Audacy’s Leading Ladies event, the Pennsylvania native shared an update on her pregnancy. 

“I’m good. I’m fatigued. In and out nausea kind of gets me sometimes at the most random spots, but I’m good for the most part,” she explained. “I’m in the second trimester now.”

Baby boy Foehner will join the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Baylah May. Barrett says she is excited about becoming a big sister. 

“She’s very sweet about her babies and baby dolls already. She puts them to sleep all the time, she’ll hold them like she’s putting them to sleep. It is the sweetest thing,” she shared. “Give them their pacifier, and she does give my belly kisses and stuff. I don’t think she understands there’s a baby in the belly, but she’s very sweet about it.” 

Gabby Barrett, American Idol Finale
Gabby Barrett, American Idol Finale

Barrett recently returned to American Idol for a performance of her new single, “Pick Me Up,” during the star-studded Season 20 finale. She also performed her No.1 single “The Good Ones” alongside contestant Emyrson Flora. 

In early May, Barrett brought her new single to life with the release of the “Pick Me Up” music video. The heartwarming clip stars Barrett and Foehner and follows a love story through different stages in life. 

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This summer, Gabby Barrett will join Jason Aldean on The Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour, however, Aldean recently revealed that Barrett will now only be appearing on the first half of the tour due to the impending arrival of her baby boy. 

The trek kicks off on July 15 in Scranton, PA. Barrett will remain on the tour through the end of August, then special guests Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence and Chase Rice will appear on select dates.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.