Gabby Barrett Strips Down ‘I Hope’ For New Live Performance Video

Gabby Barrett’s vocal prowess is on full display in the just-released live performance video for her debut single, “I Hope.”…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 25, 2019


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Gabby Barrett’s vocal prowess is on full display in the just-released live performance video for her debut single, “I Hope.”

The revengeful anthem is stripped down for the intimate performance clip, highlighting Barrett’s strong vocals. Dubbed “I Hope (Downtown Session),” the video and live performance track were shot and recorded in downtown Nashville.

Check out the brand new clip below.

YouTube video

“I Hope” was co-written by Barrett alongside Jon Nite and Zachary Kale during a time when Barrett felt she needed to prove herself after becoming a finalist on ABC’s American Idol in 2018.

“I came off the show, and zero labels were trying to grab at me. At all. I mean, none,” she recalled in a candid interview with Country Now. “I was like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna stick my nose to the ground and really focus on writing songs, and hopefully get one that’s good. And we got ‘I Hope’ out of it.”

As “I Hope” continues to turn heads, the newlywed is hard at work on her upcoming debut album. Later this month, the former American Idol finalist hit the road with Chris Lane on his Big Big Plans Tour.

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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.