For someone who is still navigating the music industry, 21-year-old Gabby Barrett is sure taking it by storm. As she prepares to head back on tour, Barrett has a new challenge to face: balancing life as a new mom with her blossoming career.
“What it’ll kind of look like, we’ll have a tour bus. We’ll have our own home on wheels, which will be nice and exciting,” Barrett revealed. “She will definitely be with us. I’m really excited for her to kind of be able to watch us on the side of the stage, and as she grows, become more aware of what we do and songs and things like that. And then eventually we can write songs about her and it will just be so sweet.”
In between being focused on all her duties as a new mom, Barrett is pouring her heart and soul into her music, while still remaining grounded. This has led her to great success since her American Idol journey in 2018. On top of releasing a record-breaking debut single, Barrett was recently named Best New Country Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and earned three awards at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards earlier this week.
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“It’s overwhelming but in the best way,” she told ET‘s Lauren Zima. “This is one of those things where it’s hard to put into words because it doesn’t really feel real. When you work for so long towards something and it actually happens it’s hard for me to switch gears because I’ve just been in the mode of trying to get to these places, getting on the award, and getting number one songs. Now that you’re actually at the pit stop, ‘We’re here, we’re making a stop.’ It’s like ‘Whoa!’ It’s really cool.”
Although she is still learning to navigate this new chapter in her life, Barrett revealed that she has a family who is supporting her every step of the way and even teaching her to be the best version of herself.
“When I first got married, that changed me in a lot of different ways. It makes you grow up in a lot of different ways and then when you have a baby you grow up in even more ways,” she shared of her marriage to Cade Foehner. “My husband and I are very large Christians and we’re very firm in our beliefs. There is a term in the Christian faith called ‘dying to yourself’ and definitely when you have a baby you learn to die to yourself and everything is just about them. And it’s actually really helpful because you definitely become more selfless and help other people in a lot of different ways.”
Fans can catch Barrett on the road with Thomas Rhett later this summer.