“Everybody says that you can’t ’til you do” and Gabby Barrett is the prime example of that as her latest single, the empowering “Footprints On The Moon,” was crowned winner of the Country Now Award for Favorite Female Empowerment Anthem.
The news was revealed on Wednesday during the Country Now Awards livestream and Barrett was on-hand to accept the honor virtually.
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“Thank y’all so much… oh my goodness. This is an absolute honor,” she shared. “I feel so blessed and thank you so much to the fans. This was 100% fan voted. Thank you guys so much from the bottom of my heart. I’m sharing this award with you guys and I hope you can feel my love from it, so thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Barrett, who earned not one, but two songs on Billboard’s Top 10 Hot Country Songs list of 2021, went on to share further details about the track she co-penned alongside Zach Kale and Jon Nite.
“This song was such an important song to me. It kind of completes the trilogy of my first three singles and this song specifically taught me about having big dreams and going after them and not letting anything hold you back and not thinking that when you become an adult, it’s too late for you that there’s not really an age limit to having dreams and going after them, so I hope you guys continue to enjoy the song and thank you so so much for this award,” she concluded.
“Footprints On The Moon” is featured on Barrett’s debut album, Goldmine.
The other tracks nominated in the category were: “Girl Who Didn’t Care” by Tenille Townes, “It’s ‘Cause I Am” by Callista Clark, “Lady Like” by Ingrid Andress, “Like A Lady” by Lady A, “Raised Right” by Reyna Roberts, “Remember Her Name” by Mickey Guyton, “Somebody Does” by Tigirlily, “Things A Man Oughta Know” by Lainey Wilson and “Woman You Got” by Maddie & Tae.
The Inaugural Country Now Awards streamed on Wednesday, December 8. The winners in the 14 categories were determined by fan votes placed between November 15 and November 30 on CountryNow.com. Over 1.1 million total votes were cast.
Hosted by Country Now’s Lauren Black, the Country Now Awards featured special appearances by Brantley Gilbert, Carly Pearce, Chayce Beckham, Chelcie Lynn (a.k.a. Trailer Trash Tammy), Elle King, ERNEST, Jameson Rodgers, Jimmie Allen, Kaleb Austin, Katie Austin, Kierra Lewis, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Wallen, and Walker Hayes.
George Birge, HARDY, Jameson Rodgers, Jimmie Allen, Lainey Wilson, Restless Road and Lily Rose also performed.
The Country Now Awards live stream was in support of the Love Music. Stop Cancer. Campaign to raise awareness and support for kids with cancer and other catastrophic diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Visit musicgives.org to learn more about Love Music. Stop Cancer.