Gabby Barrett is using her time off the road to work on her sophomore album.
The soon-to-be mother of two gave fans a tiny teaser of her next project via social media earlier this week and asked fans for some input.
“Album #2 at work.. 🥳,” she wrote alongside an audio clip that featured a melody with fiddle and light percussion.
The American Idol alum also asked added, “What do you want to hear? Who do you want a duet with?”
Fans flocked to the comments section to weigh in. While many shared that they’d love to hear her duet with someone like Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett, or Kane Brown, the majority of the comments were all about girl power with fans name-dropping female artists like Carrie Underwood, Carly Pearce, Priscilla, Block, Miranda Lambert, and more.
Barrett, who was on tour with Jason Aldean earlier this summer, cut her time on the road short to take things easy ahead of the arrival of her second child with her husband, Cade Foehner.
Earlier this month, the couple enjoyed a babymoon when they visited Atlantis, Paradise Island.
“Took a little trip to the Bahamas 🇧🇸 What a beautiful place! Clearest water I’ve ever seen, and some of the kindest people, “ she wrote alongside a photo of herself with Foehner. “We definitely got crispy out in the sun.. 😂 But headed home with full hearts & praising God for beautiful creation we get to witness everyday.”
Over the summer, Barrett shared a pregnancy update and revealed that performing was becoming increasingly difficult for her.
“I love performing. It is getting difficult though. What people don’t really see is there is alooooooottt of sitting around all day before the show… Which makes everyone groggy,” Barrett wrote on Instagram. ”I struggle with very low blood pressure almost everyday in this pregnancy which makes it hard to have energy to perform.”
The 22-year-old is no stranger to difficult pregnancies. She also had a few tough times when she was pregnant with her daughter Baylah May.
“With Baylah, I got a very bad case of PUPPS rash that covered my entire body, until after I delivered & I got postpartum preeclampsia,” she said. “I had to get on blood pressure medication when I was 20… Thankful God provides doctors for help.”
Barrett announced her pregnancy on Mother’s Day.
“My son. Another LIFE we get to love and cherish. Happy Mother’s Day,” Barrett wrote, alongside an ultrasound video of her unborn son on Instagram.
The ACM Award winner is expected to welcome her son in early November.
While there is no release date for her forthcoming album, the project will serve as the follow-up to her wildly successful debut album, Goldmine.
Released in 2020, the album features tracks like “I Hope,” and “The Good Ones.” The deluxe edition includes her latest single, “Pick Me Up.”
Next year, Barrett will join Kane Brown on select dates of his Drunk or Dreaming Tour.
According to her official website, Barrett’s next scheduled tour date is set for late April 2023 at Stagecoach Country Music Festival.