March madness is in full swing for captivating Country newcomer GABBY BARRETT, who continues to build momentum with another round of high-profile media looks.
On Friday afternoon (3/15), the rising star will be featured on SiriusXM’s Music Row Happy Hour with Buzz Brainard. Set to perform LIVE and stick around for a freewheeling chat, the action takes place at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in downtown Nashville’s honky tonk district, and comes on the heels of Barrett’s new song “I Hope” being named a SiriusXM Highway Find. The show starts at 4 p.m. ET.
Later that night, she will head across the street to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for a patriotic appearance at the 2019 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. On hand to sing the National Anthem for a packed house of sports fans, Barrett will sing ahead of the tournament’s high-stakes quarterfinal rounds – which feature two of the nation’s top teams as the Kentucky Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers take the floor in back-to-back games.
Meanwhile, Barrett is currently sitting at #8 on the Pandora Predictions Chart, a patented algorithm that measures an artist’s likelihood of future success, and the milestones keep rolling by.
Barrett’s new song “I Hope” has been touted by Sounds Like Nashville as a “sizzling slow burner” and by Taste of Country as a “new revenge anthem,” among other accolades. Since becoming a Highway Find on SiriusXM, the song has cracked the Top 15 on the iTunes Top Country Songs chart while also racking up more than 4 Million digital streams, and the track’s cinematic music video has been streamed almost 1.5 Million times in just over four weeks.
Watch the attention-grabbing “I Hope” music video below:
Already a part of the CMT Artist Discovery program, Barrett was recently featured on syndicated radio DJ and Dancing With the Stars champ Bobby Bones’ popular BobbyCast podcast. She also partnered with Forever 21 and Girls Inc. for a special clothing collection to celebrate International Women’s Day (available now), and the Pittsburgh native will mentor one lucky aspiring musician from her hometown area this spring. Her insight is part of the grand-prize package of the Women Who Rock Rising Star Contest, which is accepting submissions through March 31.
Next up for Barrett is a massive beachside performance at the annual Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, FL (4/14), with more tour dates on tap. She’s currently in the studio with GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Ross Copperman, working on new music for her forthcoming project.