Gabby Barrett Makes History With Debut Album, ‘Goldmine’

Gabby Barrett struck gold with her debut album, Goldmine, earning the most first-week debut album streams for any country act…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 29, 2020


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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Robby Klein

Gabby Barrett struck gold with her debut album, Goldmine, earning the most first-week debut album streams for any country act in history.

Raking in over 16.1 million on-demand streams since its June 19 release, Goldmine hit it big in both streams and album sales with 20,000 equivalents and a Top 5 debut on the Top Country Albums chart.

“Wow!!! Oh my gosh, I feel so overwhelmed and so blessed by this first week,” Barrett shared. “Goldmine is truly a representation of who I am as an artist, person and songwriter, so to see this and feel this kind of love and support is just a dream. I am so grateful for my team at Warner Music Nashville and Red Light Management, thank you to them, my husband, family, friends, co-writers, producers and my amazing fans. This would not be possible without you all, so thank you so so much for making this a moment I will never forget.”

“I am incredibly gratified and deeply humbled that Gabby Barrett barreled past this streaming record with her debut album,” added Warner Music Nashville Chairman & CEO John Esposito. “From one Western Pennsylvanian to another, I couldn’t be one iota prouder of her. I know the entire Warner Music Nashville team looks forward to continuing to make history together.”

Goldmine features Barrett‘s breakout debut smash, “I Hope” as well as her current single, “The Good Ones,” which is quickly gaining momentum at country radio.

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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.