The inspirational track is perfectly fitting for the timeline presented in the video from Barrett’s birth on March 5, 2000 in Munhall, PA to her American Idol trek and more recently of her marriage to Cade Foehner in 2019 as well as signing a record deal with Warner Music Nashville and her success becoming the first female country artist to ever hit over 10 million single week streams. The video ends with “to be continued..” letting fans know that the best is yet to come.
“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 about the song to Music Mayhem in a recent interview. “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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“Footprints on the Moon” is written by Zachary Kale and Jon Nite, the same trio of songwriters behind the No. 1 hit “I Hope.” The song is apart of her new album, Goldmine, which drops on Friday, June 19.