Former American Idol star Gabby Barrett has had an amazing year, as her song “I Hope” grew in popularity and she released her first album Goldmine. The country star is even outperforming people like Blake Shelton.
Blake himself shared Billboard‘s end-of-the-year list of top country songs on Twitter. Gabby’s “I Hope” just so happens to have beat him out for the top spot. Check out the list below.
Gabby Barrett Tops Country Songs List
Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” was the top country song of 2020, according to Billboard. In comparison, Blake Shelton’s duet with fiancée Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You,” was in fifth place.
That’s still something to celebrate for Blake and Gwen, but it’s notable that recent talent show star Gabby beat out two celebrity talent show judges for the top spot. It just goes to show that success really is still possible after competing on shows like American Idol.
Gabby Barrett placed third on the show’s third season. She’s since had huge streaming success over the past year, and even won the CMT Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year. She was also nominated for two CMA Awards and an ACM Award.