Gabby Barrett Reveals the Story Behind Her Daughter’s Unique Name

After welcoming her daughter, Baylah May, in January, Gabby Barrett is revealing the story behind her baby girl’s unique name. …


Lauren Jo Black

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April 27, 2021


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After welcoming her daughter, Baylah May, in January, Gabby Barrett is revealing the story behind her baby girl’s unique name. 

During an interview with Bobby Bones on The Bobby Bones Show on Tuesday morning (April 27) the chart-topping star shared how her daughter’s first name was inspired by her husband’s sister. 

“Cade’s sister’s name is Bailey Blane and I was just kind of trying to spin off of that ’cause I like the name Bailey, but I wanted something that was a little more original,” Barrett shared. “I was in the airport just messing with it and I was like, ‘Bailey, Baylah,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, I like Baylah’ and I put it down in my notes.”

As for her middle name, that came from Barrett’s side of the family. 

“My sister was born in the month of May and so we did Baylah May,” the 20-year-old explained. 


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Barrett, who was recently crowned ACM New Female Artist of the Year, opened up about life as a new mom prior to the ACM Awards and shared that life as a new mom is “awesome.” 

“It’s a whole new world, honestly,” she went on to say. “It’s so true all the cliché sayings — when you have kids, everything changes in your world; just flips upside down.”

The American Idol alum returned to the spotlight after giving birth with a unique rendition of her No.1 single, “The Good Ones” during the ACM Awards. Getting back to work had Barrett thinking about how her priorities have shifted since Baylah’s arrival. 

“Now everything’s kind of transformed from me doing it for myself, to me doing it for her now, and I would much rather have it that way,” she recently shared. “She’s just my whole world now. She’s the sweetest, so it’s really cool having her with me.”

Barrett and her husband, Cade Foehner, announced Baylah May’s birth on social media one week after she arrived, in mid-January. Since then, the couple has been soaking up all of the baby snuggles at home together. 

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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.