Gabby Barrett (born on March 5, 2000) is an American country music singer who rose to fame after finishing up in third place on the 16th season of ABC’s American Idol. Born and raised in a Catholic household in Pennsylvania, Barrett started singing and performing in gospel choirs at a very young age, winning her first talent competition at the age of 14. Following a stellar audition for American Idol in 2018, she quickly became a fan favorite, making it to the show’s finale with her performance of “Rivers Deep,” her debut single. More success followed with “I Hope” (2019), a smash country pop hit that topped Billboard’s US Country Airplay and achieved gold status after selling 167,000 copies. Barrett was soon signed to Warner Music Nashville, through which she released her studio debut, Goldmine (2020). Preceded by the singles “The Good Ones” and “Hall of Fame,” the LP received many accolades from the press and earned Barrett a nomination for New Female Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards that same year. Propelled by the album’s success, Barrett went on to be the opening act for established country acts such as Toby Keith, Cole Swindell, and Carrie Underwood.