Gabby Barrett Sends Fans Into A Frenzy With Teaser Of Unreleased Song

The song was co-written by Luke Combs.


Lauren Jo Black

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March 11, 2023


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Gabby Barrett is giving fans a taste of what’s to come on her long-awaited sophomore album with a teaser of a brand-new song that was co-written by Luke Combs

The platinum-selling star took to Instagram to share an a capella rendition of a brand new track. Her powerhouse vocals draw listeners in from the moment the chill-inducing clip begins. 

Lyrics of the song include, “He said, dance like no one’s watching / whatever you do / and if life gives you love fall in / but always be you / ‘cause girl it’s a big world and it’s so easy to get lost in / so dance like no one’s watching…”


“It Really Strikes A Chord With Me”

Barrett did not disclose any details about the song and simply captioned her post with a white heart emoji and #album2. 

She previously revealed that she recorded a song co-written by Combs during an interview with Country Countdown USA.  

“I’m a big fan of his. He pitched me a song not too long ago,” Barrett said. “As soon as I heard it, I was like it really strikes a chord with me.” 

The Pennsylvania native kept other details about the song, including the title and additional co-writers under wraps, but revealed that the track will appear on her yet-to-be-announced new album.  

Gabby Barrett; Photo by Natasha Moustache, CMA
Gabby Barrett; Photo by Natasha Moustache, CMA

New Album On The Way

“I’m definitely gonna put it on my next album coming out later this year,” she added. “He was very adamant about the song and me recording it. I think it’s an awesome song, and it’s coming out this year.” 

Combs has yet to speak about the song, however his wife, Nicole, was quick to react to Barrett’s teaser. 

She commented “Unreal 😩😍,” she also shared the clip in her Instagram stories writing, “This song, these vocals, going to be unreal.” 

Songwriter James McNair also commented on Barrett’s post, tagging Combs and fellow songwriter Emily Weisband. “Wow wow wow… CANT WAIT,” he wrote. Barrett responded with, “YES 😁.” 

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Barrett’s next album will follow her wildly successful debut album, Goldmine. Released in 2020, the project spawned back-to-back No.1s “I Hope” and “The Good Ones.” The deluxe edition of the project followed in 2021 and included the platinum-selling “Pick Me Up.” 

Fans Are Excited

Fans flocked to the comments section to share their excitement over Barrett’s next musical era.

“AMAZING OMG OMG. Can’t freaking wait,” wrote one Instagram user, while another shared, “Soooo sooo Good!!! Makes me so excited for album #2❤️🙌” 

Gabby Barrett has been hard at work on her second album and has documented some of her time in the studio on Instagram. Recently she shared a clip of her walking into lay-down vocals 

“3 songs down today for album number 2,” she wrote. “Should I drop another sneak peek?”

A Possible Collaboration

As fans anticipate the arrival of her next project, they can likely expect a collaboration with her husband, fellow American Idol alum, Cade Foehner. The country hitmaker said “there’s a good chance” that the album will feature a duet. 

“There have been a lot of requests for that. Maybe on album two this year. You never know. I’ll let you know,” she told Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton. 

In addition to working on her new album, Barrett has been busy raising her two children alongside Foehner. The pair welcomed their second child, Augustine Boone Foehner, on November 2, 2022. He joins big sister, Baylah May, who turned 2 in January. 

Barrett will return to the road in just a few short weeks. She’s scheduled to appear at several festivals throughout the spring and summer, including Stagecoach and Gulf Coast Jam. She’ll also join Kane Brown for several shows on the U.S. leg of his Drunk or Dreaming Tour. 

For a full list of Gabby Barrett’s upcoming tour dates, 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.