Gabby Barrett performed her song “Jesus And My Mama” for CMT on Thursday, October 15.
The country superstar was named CMT Listen Up artist and has not only been nominated for a CMT Awards but also was announced as a performer on the awards show.
“I actually co-wrote that song a few years ago with a few friends of mine. I had actually released that song before I went onto American Idol, and so the wording is a bit different then how it used to be. I think I just changed as a person and wanted to reappropriate the lyrics to who I was now,” Barrett previously explained of the track. “Especially, the song when it was released before Idol, it was released as a demo and I was sick when I sang the song, but a lot of people liked it and were asking where’d the song go, where’d the song go, so that’s why I definitely wanted to incorporate in this album because I think it was one of the fan-favorites and also the sound of it, I absolutely love, I love the rocky, edgy kind of sound. That is definitely what this song sounds like and it describes me very well and normally I actually open up every single one of my shows with that song, so it’s always a fun one to do.”
Watch the “Jesus And My Mama” performance below.