Gabby Barrett Shares Tender Rendition Of ‘The First Noel’

Gabby Barrett is getting fans into the holiday spirit with the release of her brand new Christmas single, “The First…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 23, 2020


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Gabby Barrett is getting fans into the holiday spirit with the release of her brand new Christmas single, “The First Noel.”

The powerhouse vocalist put her own stamp on the beloved Christmas classic and hopes her fans will embrace it throughout the holiday season.

“I’m so happy to release my first Christmas song today,” Barrett says. “Christmas is one of my absolute favorite days of the year, and my faith is the cornerstone of my life, so being able to share both with ‘The First Noel’ is a gift. I feel so blessed to do what I do every day, and I hope that this song adds something special to your holidays.”

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The release of “The First Noel” comes as Barrett’s “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth tops the Hot AC charts. This marks Barrett’s first Hot AC chart-topper as well as her first Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.

“I’m so grateful for this amazing achievement. ‘I Hope’ continues to do more than I ever imagined, and I cannot believe it’s the #1 song at HOT AC THIS WEEK,” Barrett shares. “Thank you God for this gift and for all of the blessings I continue to receive, thank you to my team, my sweet husband, my family, my unbelievable fans, the folks at radio, my co-writers, and of course to Charlie Puth for hopping on this song and making it even bigger. I’m so thankful for all of this and I don’t take an inch of it for granted! THANK YOU!”

Click above to listen to Gabby Barrett’s version of “The First Noel.”

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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.