Gabby Barrett; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Gabby Barrett; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” Dominates Country Radio As Biggest Song Of 2021 So Far

Gabby Barrett’s award-winning, debut single “I Hope” is the biggest song of 2021, so far.

In the recently released MRC Data’s 2021 Mid-Year Charts report, Barrett’s single “I Hope” dominated the Top Radio Songs rankings with an audience of 1,041,533,800 and 353,000 spins.

Thomas Rhett’s “What’s You Country Song” followed Barrett’s single, which amassed an audience of 711,307,700 in addition to 245,000 spins. Parmalee & Blanco Brown’s “Just The Way, Luke Combs’ “Better Together,” Luke Bryan’s “Down To One” completed the Top 5 list.

Parmalee and Brown’s song had an audience of 682,762,600 with 223,000 spins, while Combs’ track amassed an audience of 674,444,100 and 224,00 spins. Bryan’s “Down To One” had an audience of 603,018,800 with 199,000 spins at radio.

According to the report, the Top Radio Songs chart is ranked by “audience impressions across all monitored formats of radio, arrived at by cross-referencing MRC Data song radio plays with listener information compiled by the Nielsen Audio ratings system to determine the approximate number of audience* impressions made for each play.”


Barrett’s second No. 1 single, “The Good Ones,” also appeared on the MRC Data report for Top Songs, which is ranked by traditional digital song sales, plus SES units, where 125 premium streams equals one song and 375 ad-supported streams equals one song.  “The Good Ones” ranked at No. 3 with 1,299,000 song sales and on-demand streams on the Top Songs mid-year chart.

Combs’ “Forever After All” placed first on the chart with 1,590,000 song sales/on-demand streams, while Morgan Wallen’s “Wasted On You” amassed 1,552,000 in second place. Following behind “The Good Ones” in fourth place is Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over” and in fifth is Wallen’s “Sand In My Boots.”

See the full MRC Data’s 2021 Mid-Year Chart report HERE

Additionally, the chart-topping country superstar recently released her third single to country radio, “Footprints On The Moon,” a track that also appears on her record-breaking debut album, Goldmine.

The new single allows Barrett’s powerhouse vocals to be put on full display while sharing an inspirational message that you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it and that everyone will always say you can’t, till you do, you just have to prove them wrong and keep powering through whatever it may be. The song also includes some stunning guitar solos from her husband, Cade Foehner.

Empowering fans on the motivational track, Barrett serves as the perfect example that “you can do anything, anything you want to.” Throughout the song, the Pennsylvania native reminds fans that there are “Footprints On The Moon,” and if you continue to follow your dreams, nothing is unreachable.

For more on the new single and to listen to the track, CLICK HERE.

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