WATCH: Gabby Barrett Performs ‘Footprints on the Moon,’ Announces Deluxe Album on ‘The Late Show’

Current four-time CMA Awards nominee Gabby Barrett surprised fans with the announcement of an expanded version of her debut album…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 27, 2021


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Current four-time CMA Awards nominee Gabby Barrett surprised fans with the announcement of an expanded version of her debut album during her appearance on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday evening. 

Out November 19, Goldmine (Deluxe) is available to pre-add/ pre-save HERE

Gabby Barrett, Goldmine Deluxe
Gabby Barrett, Goldmine Deluxe

Barrett appeared on the late night show for a performance of her latest single, the empowering “Footprints on the Moon.” 

Sporting a ZHIVAGO dress with an AKIRA jumpsuit and Steve Madden heels, Barrett confidently belted out the song alongside her husband, Cade Foehner, on guitar.

“Footprints on the Moon” is an inspiring anthem that begs listeners to question their limitations to ultimately benefit their hopes and dreams. Barrett co-wrote the tune alongside Zach Kale and Jon Nite, who happen to be the same collaborators on her massive hit, “I Hope.”

“I wanted to have a song on the album that was an encouraging song, just something that I would’ve liked to have heard when I was in High School or whatever the case was. It’s just an encouraging song for people to go for their dreams and really reach for the sky because the sky’s the limit. Especially if there’s footprints on the moon, literally, if somebody could walk on the moon which we never thought that would happen, you are able to work hard and achieve some great things here on Earth,” Barrett explained in an interview with Music Mayhem.

She continued, “So that is just an encouraging song that I wish [that] I had in high school when I was going through harder times, just really grinding it out and nobody really believed in me so I just hope it’s an encouraging song that people will gravitate towards.”

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The multi-platinum star recently brought the song to life with an autobiographical music video, that features a special appearance by Foehner and their baby girl, Baylah May.

Barrett, who is the most-nominated female artist for the upcoming 55th Annual CMA Awards is vying for four trophies, including Song of the Year and Single of the Year for “The Good Ones,” Female Artist of the Year, plus New Artist of the Year. 

Fans can tune in to the 55th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7c on ABC. 

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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.