Gabby Barrett’s ‘The Good Ones’ Was Inspired By Cade Foehner

As her vengeful debut single, “I Hope” continues to climb the charts at country radio, rising star Gabby Barrett is…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 12, 2019


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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Taylor Kelly

As her vengeful debut single, “I Hope” continues to climb the charts at country radio, rising star Gabby Barrett is giving fans another taste of her new music with the release of “The Good Ones.”

The romantic track and its sweet lyrics were inspired by Barrett’s relationship with her fiancé Cade Foehner, whom she initially met on the set of American Idol.

“When people ask me about Cade, how he’s doing or how we’re doing, I always end up saying, “oh he’s great, he’s a keeper, he’s a good one.” That’s where the song came from – appreciating what I’ve got and what he means to me,” Barrett, 19, shares of the song.

“The Good Ones” was co-written by Barrett alongside Emily Landis, Jim McCormick and Zachary Kale, “The Good Ones,” It’s available everywhere now.

Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

After getting engaged in March, the American Idol alum is currently in full-on wedding planning mode. She recently opened up to Country Now about the planning process, admitting, “Pinterest is my best friend right now.”

While planning their big day is exciting, it is proving to be a bit difficult due to their respective touring schedules.

“It is so unbelievably helpful that he is also an artist,” Barrett shared with us. “I’m fortunate to have his support and understanding because he knows how it goes…he’s traveling and doing the same thing.”

For more with Gabby Barrett, including details on her musical upbringing, click HERE.

Fans can catch Barrett on the road playing fairs and festivals throughout the summer.

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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.