Gabby Barrett Celebrates The ‘Glory Days’ In Anthemic New Single

“This song means so much to me,” Barrett says.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 12, 2023


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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Robby Klein

Gabby Barrett is giving fans a taste of her long-awaited sophomore album with the release of her brand new single, “Glory Days.” 

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.  

Gabby Barrett; Glory Days
Gabby Barrett; Glory Days

“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. 

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

During a recent interview on Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music Country, Barrett shared the inspiration behind the song. 


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“I wrote [‘Glory Days’] with a couple of friends and we’re just talking about all the life that I’ve kind of went through within the last couple years. I think it’s pretty abnormal to what normally happens at this age for certain people, 23, 2 kids, and all the things happening with music. And I’ve been married for four years,” she explained. 

“So normally those times when you’re in the trenches a little bit with kids and just the days are long, but the years feel fast. Those are the times that you look back on per se. And I just remember my parents kind of saying, oh, those are the glory days. Those are the good old days. And so I was like, well, I’m in my glory days right now.”

Gabby Barrett; Photo by Jess Williams
Gabby Barrett; Photo by Jess Williams

The song is the first release from Barrett’s forthcoming sophomore album, which will serve as the follow-up to 2020’s Goldmine. That album spawned hits such as the 7X PLATINUM No.1 “I Hope,” 3X PLATINUM No.1 “The Good Ones,” and PLATINUM “Pick Me Up.” Her next project is coming soon. 

“Second album, hopefully the goal for that is to release it in the early fall. And I think this album is just next level in a way… I think it has a more just continual vein to it. It’s not kind of all over the place,” she pointed out. “I have to be very vulnerable about some of the subjects that are talked about. It’s very close to my heart in a different way than the first album was, for sure.”

Gabby Barrett is currently on the road appearing on select dates of Kane Brown’s Drunk Or Dreaming Tour. 

She will soon return home to Pennslyvania to headline a postgame concert for the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.. The August 11 show is included in all game tickets for the Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game that night.  

For a complete list of Barrett’s upcoming tour dates, click HERE.

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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.