Pregnant Gabby Barrett Radiates On People’s Choice Country Awards Red Carpet

Barrett showed off her growing baby bump in a ALAÏA hooded one-shoulder dress.


Lauren Jo Black

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September 28, 2023


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Gabby Barrett; Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC

Gabby Barrett, who is pregnant with her third child, was absolutely glowing at the People’s Choice Country Awards on Thursday (Sept. 28). 

Donning an ALAÏA hooded one-shoulder dress, Aldo shoes and gloves by Lillian Shalom, Barrett had her growing bump on full display all while looking completely stylish as she strutted her stuff down the red carpet, making her way into Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. 

Barrett made an appearance at the first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards to present during the broadcast.

Gabby Barrett; Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC
Gabby Barrett; Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC
Gabby Barrett; Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC
Gabby Barrett; Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC

This marks the red carpet debut of Gabby Barrett’s new baby bump, following her August 30 pregnancy announcement

The “I Hope” singer shared the news with fans on social media in a joint Instagram post with Foehner. 

The post captured Barrett and Foehner seated together on a staircase during rehearsal on stage, with a speaker displaying the message “baby #3” accompanied by two hearts. The third slide of the post featured Barrett lying in bed with a baby doppler on her belly listening to the baby’s heartbeat. 

Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner are also parents to Augustine Boone (11 months) and Baylah May (2 years). 

The couple met in 2018 when they both appeared on Season 16 of American Idol. Their relationship continued to flourish and Foehner proposed in March of 2019.

Following a short engagement, the pair tied the knot on October 5, 2019, during a small wedding in Garrison, Texas. 

Foehner inspired several tracks on Barrett’s debut album, including her chart-topping single, “The Good Ones. Foehner appeared in Barrett’s music video for “Pick Me Up” as well as the just-released video for her latest single, “Glory Days.” The clip also features Augustine Boone and Baylah May. 

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“Glory Days” is the lead single from Barrett’s forthcoming, yet-to-be-announced album.

The first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards will take place at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (Sept. 28).

Throughout the show, awards for 12 categories will be given out, including People’s Artist of 2023, Male Artist of 2023, Female Artist of 2023, Group/Duo of 2023, New Artist of 2023, Social Country Star of 2023, Song of 2023, Collaboration Song of 2023, Crossover Song of 2023, Album of 2023, Music Video of 2023 and Concert Tour of 2023.

Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet ; Photo by: Miller Mobley/NBC
Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet ; Photo by: Miller Mobley/NBC

Toby Keith will be honored with the Country Icon Award and Wynonna Judd is set to be celebrated with the Country Champion Award.

The coveted awards show will feature performances from Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Toby Keith, Wynonna Judd and more.

Adam Doleac, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, Jessie James Decker, Josh Ross, Kameron Marlowe, Kristin Cavallari, Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Leanne Morgan, Mickey Guyton, Nikki Garcia, Scotty McCreery and The War And Treaty are also set to take the stage as presenters.

Little Big Town will serve as the host of the show. “We are honored to host the inaugural ‘People’s Choice Country Awards,’ especially on one of our most beloved stages in the entire world,” the group previously shared in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming so many of our talented peers to take the Opry stage for this magical night of music.”

The 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards’ is set to air live on NBC and Peacock on September 28 at 8/7c simultaneously on NBC and Peacock.

The livestream will also air on Peacock, PCA Twitter, NBC Twitter/Facebook/YouTube, TODAY All Day/Twitter, E! News Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/E!Online, Access Twitter/YouTube, and Circle TV Network and Circle social platforms, featuring red carpet arrivals, backstage chats and more.

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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.