Gabby Barrett Stuns In Sequin Ensemble While Performing ‘I Hope’ On ‘Nashville’s Big Bash’

Chart-topping country star Gabby Barrett brought her massive, breakout hit “I Hope” to life during her New Year’s Eve Live:…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 31, 2021

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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS

Chart-topping country star Gabby Barrett brought her massive, breakout hit “I Hope” to life during her New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash performance on Friday, December 31.

Joined by her husband, Cade Foehner, and band, the singer stunned at Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Donning a sleek, sparkling red and black jacket, Barrett belted out the lyrics to her chart-topping tune, which prompted a sing-a-long with the live audience filling the popular bar.

Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS
Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS

“I Hope” appears on her record-breaking debut album, Goldmine, and was co-written by Barrett alongside Jon Nite and Zach Kale. The song is certified Platinum in Canada and 4x Platinum in the United States.

The inaugural New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash also featured performances from Fisk Jubilee Singers, Lady A, Ingrid Andress, BRELAND, King Calaway, Riley Green, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and more.

Sam Hunt, Elle King and Zac Brown Band were also set to perform during the concert event, however they will no longer be participating.

The five-hour celebration also included once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, performances of chart-topping hits and covers of some of the most iconic songs in country music.

Co-hosted by Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith, the star-studded New Year’s Eve special aired live from Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday, December 31 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 11:30 PM-1:30 AM, ET/PT), on CBS Television Network. 

The show was also available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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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.