Gabby Barrett isn’t just a country music artist, she’s also someone with a huge heart who never strays from her roots. The 22-year-old “The Good Ones” singer recently let her kind spirit and generous heart shine when she paid a special visit to the UPMC Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
Barrett stopped by the facility ahead of a pair of weekend shows as part of Jason Aldean’s 2022 Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour. She gave back to her community by delivering an unforgettable performance for the young patients at the hospital.
Grateful for the country star’s appearance, The UPMC Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh took to its official Instagram page to share footage from Barrett’s visit.
“Country music superstar and Pittsburgh native, @gabbybarrett_, made a special visit to UMPC Children’s on Friday and performed in our Dream Big Studio and answered questions from patients. What a fun day!” the caption reads, alongside a snapshot of Barrett’s acoustic-filled performance.
The image shows Barrett seated on a stool in front of a microphone and dressed in a blue and white maxi dress paired with a denim jacket. Joined by a guitarist, she leans into the microphone to showcase her stellar vocals, which took her to the finals on Season 16 of American Idol.
As it turns out, this isn’t the first time Barrett has visited the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. For as long as she can remember, she and her family have supported the hospital’s mission. Growing up, she says she used to bring smiles to the kid’s faces by baring gifts and sharing her singing talents.
“I’m really excited to be able to do that,” Barrett told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I used to go to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Ronald McDonald House all the time when I still lived in Pittsburgh. We’d go every year, and I’d take the kids’ toys at Christmas, so it’s a special place to me, and I perform in the lobby downstairs, with just my speaker and my microphone and whatever me and my dad and my sister bring.”
Barrett’s visit came ahead of her final performances on Aldean’s Rock N’ Roll Cowboy tour. The star, who is expecting her second child, a son, with her husband, Cade Foehner, had to cut out of the trek early to go on maternity leave. The “Pick Me Up” songstress, who also shares daughter Baylah May with her husband, performed her final show this summer, and the tour is slated to run through the end of October.
Barett has been spending quite a bit of time in her home state as of late. The star also recently returned home to see her family, who threw her a blue-themed baby shower.
“My sweet family and friends showered little boy with gifts in Pittsburgh,” Barrett penned in a sweet Instagram story, according to Go Country 105 FM. “Thankful to my mom, sister & others who helped.”
And, while Barrett’s main priority right now is to focus on her pregnancy. She promises, she isn’t slowing down on her music anytime soon. She intends to continue pursuing her craft at home and in the studio while she awaits her wee one’s impending November due date.
“It’s not on the back burner at all right now,” Barrett said of her music. “…. in September, we’re going to be doing a lot of recording. We should have a lot of the second album done by the end of next month. That’s something to look forward to.”
In 2023, Barrett is expected to return to the road as a special guest on Kane Brown’s headlining tour. The trek, which also features Dustin Lynch and LoCash, begins on March 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and ends on June 10 with a show in Greenwood Village, Colorado.