Gabby Barrett Joins King Calaway To Sing Dolly Parton Hit

Gabby Barrett joined King Calaway on the latest episode of the group’s Nashville’s House Band Series to sing a classic…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 11, 2020


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Gabby Barrett, King Calaway

Gabby Barrett joined King Calaway on the latest episode of the group’s Nashville’s House Band Series to sing a classic Dolly Parton song.

Barrett and King Calaway delivered an impressive, socially-distanced rendition of “Jolene.” The just-released clip features all six members of King Calaway, Chris Deaton, Simon Dumas, Chad Michael Jervis, Jordan Harvey, Austin Luther and Caleb Miller, performing from their homes around the world, and Barrett performing from Texas.

“It was only a matter of time till we threw in some Dolly P!!!! Hope you love this cover of Jolene. @GabbyBarrett_ is the voice you didn’t know you needed this morning,” King Calaway tweeted along with the video.

“Jolene” was written solely by Parton and was released in October of 1973. The song was the lead single and title track from her Jolene album, which was released in early 1974.

Click below to watch Gabby Barrett and King Calaway perform “Jolene.”

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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.