Gabby Barrett Jokes She Got ‘Two For One’ On ‘American Idol’

Gabby Barrett may not have been crowned the winner of American Idol, but the show launched her career and her…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 19, 2020


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Gabby Barrett may not have been crowned the winner of American Idol, but the show launched her career and her relationship with fellow contestant Cade Foehner. Now, with a No.1 single to her name {“I Hope is tops the charts this week) and a wedding band on her finger, Barrett has the popular show to thank for many of the blessings in her life.

In a brand new video shared to the American Idol social accounts, Barrett is using her voice to encourage others to audition for the upcoming season.

“I encourage you guys to try out for next season because you never know…it could change your life,” she says in the clip with a smile as Foehner joins her on camera.

“Two for one,” she laughs, referencing the fact that she left the show with a successful career and a partner for life.

After beginning their relationship during American Idol, Barrett and Foehner got engaged in March of 2019. They said “I do” just a few months later, tying the knot on October 5 in front of 100 guests in Texas.

American Idol auditions for the next season are underway now. Due to the current situation, auditions are currently being accepted digitally. Fans interested in learning more about the American Idol process can 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.