Gabby Barrett Reacts After Waking Up to News of Four CMA Nominations: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’

“I am just blown away,” Barrett admitted.


Lauren Jo Black

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September 9, 2021

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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

It’s a good morning to be Gabby Barrett!

The songstress awoke to the news that she’s been nominated for four CMA Awards on Thursday morning and she immediately took to social media to share her excitement over the nominations. 

Barrett received nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year, as well as Single of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Good Ones.” With a total of four nominations, the American Idol alum is the most nominated female artist on the lineup this year. 

Although she was admittedly a bit sleepy, Barrett shared a video message with fans from her tour bus. 

“Hello everybody. We just woke up, two seconds ago…and my manager Tom just called me told me that I have four nominations at the CMA Awards,” she gushed. “Most nominated female, are you kidding me?!”


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With her daughter, Baylah May, and husband, Cade, by her side, Barrett went on to share what the nominations mean to her and thank everyone who voted for her. 

“Thank y’all so much! That just, I was feeling a little bit tired this morning being on the road and that just woke me up and made me feel better, so thank y’all so much,” she said. “We wanted to come on here all morning hair and swollen faces from sleeping and say thank you so much. Thank you to the country music industry for voting and for being so kind to my songs, both ‘I Hope’ and ‘The Good Ones.’ I’m so excited. Thank you, Robert Deaton. Thank you everybody. I am just blown away, so thank you!”

Barrett is currently on tour with Thomas Rhett and is scheduled to open for Zac Brown Band this weekend. 

Her latest single, “Footprints On The Moon,” is at country radio now. 

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