Gabby Barrett Teams With Charlie Puth For ‘I Hope’ Remix

As Gabby Barrett’s debut smash, “I Hope,” makes its way to the top of the country charts, the vocal powerhouse…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 16, 2020


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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Jason Kempin, Getty Images, Charlie Puth; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

As Gabby Barrett’s debut smash, “I Hope,” makes its way to the top of the country charts, the vocal powerhouse has enlisted Charlie Puth for a remix of the song.

Prior to the release of the “I Hope” remix, Barrett called into The Bobby Bones Show where she officially revealed that Puth was the secret artist joining her on the remix. She told the story about how the unlikely collab came about during her chat with host Bobby Bones.

“He posted the song on his Instagram story and had the caption like ‘wow’ and tagged me in it and he later on messaged me and said, ‘hey I want to remix this song,’” Barrett explained. “Then our teams just kind of got together and now we have a new version of the song and I’m super excited for people to hear [it].”

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Puth recently took to Twitter to share his excitement over the song, writing, “This song is A+ songwriting and I just had to be apart of it. Thank you so much for having me on it Gabby.”

The remix offers a different perspective on the song, which is something Barrett is especially excited about.

“I can’t wait for fans to hear this! With Charlie being on this track, it changes the perspective of the song,” she explained in a statement. “When I wrote it I was writing from a woman’s perspective, and so with him being on it, it kind of shows the men’s perspective too. That both sides get cheated on and it’s not just a one-sided thing.”

The original version of “I Hope” is the American Idol alum’s debut radio single. She co-wrote the track alongside Jon Nite and Zachary Kale. The remix includes Puth as a songwriter and was co-produced by Kale and Ross Copperman.

Click above to listen to the “I Hope” remix featuring Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth.

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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.