Gabby Barrett Takes the Country Now Pop Quiz

Gabby Barrett continues to take the country music world by storm as her debut single, “I Hope,” nears the Top…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 5, 2020


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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Robby Klein

Gabby Barrett continues to take the country music world by storm as her debut single, “I Hope,” nears the Top 10 at country radio. With an opening slot on Brad Paisley’s 2020 World Tour and appearances at many of country music’s hottest summer festivals on the books, 2020 is shaping up to be a career-defining year for the rising superstar.

Before her touring schedule kicks into high gear, Barrett sat down with Country Now to complete our Pop Quiz, where she revealed fun facts about herself, like her style icon, her musical hero and what she would eat every single day if she could. The American Idol alum also shared something fans would be surprised to know about her and we still can’t get over the fact that she’s never seen The Sound of Music!

Check out Gabby Barrett’s Country Now Pop Quiz above.

Click HERE to visit Gabby Barrett’s website to see if she’s coming to a city near you this year.

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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.