Gabby Barrett Teases Her ACM Awards Performance: ‘I’ve Never Done Anything Like This’

Newly crowned ACM New Female Artist of the Year Gabby Barrett teased her much-anticipated ACM Awards performance and promised fans…


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April 17, 2021


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Newly crowned ACM New Female Artist of the Year Gabby Barrett teased her much-anticipated ACM Awards performance and promised fans it’s unlike anything she’s ever done before. 

Barrett will take the stage for a new rendition of her latest single, “The Good Ones,” just days after the track reached the No.1 spot at country radio

“It’s a new configuration. It’s exciting for me because I’ve never done anything like this,” the rising superstar revealed during an ACM Awards press event. “I think it will be really cool. It is kind of a piece of my song ‘The Good Ones,’ which just went number one. Yay! It’s my second number one, so we’re excited to perform it.” 

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The American Idol alum’s performance will take place at Nashville’s iconic The Bluebird Cafe, a place that holds a special spot in Barrett’s heart. 

“I’m really excited to be able to come back here,” she explained. “It’s my second time being in there and actually, the first time I was in there was three years ago and the first time I was in there I got to met Carrie Underwood in there so now, it’s like a full-circle kind of moment, coming back and singing one of my own songs and being a part of the ACMs is just really exciting.” 

The star-studded ACM Awards performance lineup also includes Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, Alan Jackson, Luke Combs and more. 

Co-hosted by 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban and New Female Artist Of The Year nominee Mickey Guyton, the star-studded event will air on Wednesday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network and will be streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+ and CBS All Access.

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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.