JUST IN: Gabby Barrett Reacts After Winning Favorite Country Album and Favorite Country Song Ahead of 2021 AMAs

Gabby Barrett is already a big winner ahead of the 2021 American Music Awards.  The country superstar took home her…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 21, 2021


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Gabby Barrett; Photo Courtesy CMA

Gabby Barrett is already a big winner ahead of the 2021 American Music Awards

The country superstar took home her first-ever American Music Awards wins ahead of the live broadcast tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

During a TikTok live stream, hosted by JoJo, Tetris Kelly and Tiffany Taylor, the platinum-selling star was awarded with the trophies for Favorite Country Album for her 2020 debut release, Goldmine, and Favorite Country Song for the emotional, chart-topper “The Good Ones.” 

Gabby Barrett; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Gabby Barrett; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

While the Pennsylvania native was not on hand to accept the award, Barrett did share a video message during the stream. 

“Oh my gosh, thank y’all so much,” Barrett said in a clip, wearing a black studded jacket. “I feel so honored to win these categories, and I am truly humbled and blessed by it. So, thank you!” 

Barrett continued, “I am so sorry that I could not be there today, but I do want to send a big thank you to my family, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who all of this would not be possible without. My husband, my daughter, my family back home in Pittsburgh, my management, my label and seriously from the bottom of my heart, my amazing fans. Thank you so much for being a part of this and allowing me to live this life that I live. So thank you, thank you, thank you, I’m sending you so much love!”

Gabby Barrett - Goldmine
Gabby Barrett – Goldmine

Other albums nominated in the Favorite Country Album category were Chris Stapleton’s Starting Over, Lee Brice’s Hey World, Luke Bryan’s Born Here Live Here Die Here and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album. 

In the Favorite Country Song category, Barrett was nominated alongside Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over,” Chris Young and Kane Brown’s “Famous Friends,” Luke Combs’ “Forever After All,” and Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like.”

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The 2021 AMAs will also feature performances from Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny with Tainy and Juliete Venegas, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, New Edition, New Kids on the Block, Diplo, Måneskin, Mickey Guyton, Tyler, the Creator, Walker Hayes, and Zoe Wees.

The awards ceremony will also feature dozens of presenters, including Machine Gun Kelly, Brandy, Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, Anthony Ramos, Billy Porter, D-Nice, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone and Shawn Stockman, JB Smoove, JoJo Siwa, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin, Madelyn Cline, Michelle Young, and Winnie Harlow.

Sponsored by Xfinitty, the 2021 American Music Awards is produced by MRC Live & Alternative and Jesse Collins Entertainment.

Hosted by Cardi B, the American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8/7c on ABC. 

The show will also stream on Hulu on Monday, November 22, 2021.

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.