Review of Gabby Barrett’s New Album “Goldmine”

Gabby Barrett's "Goldmine"
Nashville, New Music

Gabby Barrett’s debut album, “Goldmine” released on June 19, 2020. Gabby finished third on Season 16 of the hit singing competition American IdolBy January 16, 2020, the rising Country star’s debut single “I Hope” was certified Gold. Remarkably, the single is also the first top 10 Hot Country Songs debut by an unaccompanied female artist since October 2017. Gabby is excited about the success of this single. She says she’s following in good footsteps. The last woman was Carly Pearce and before that was Kelsea Ballerini.

All about Gabby Barrett

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Gabby a 20-year-old hailing from Munhall, Pennsylvania. She is one of eight children. According to Wikipedia Gabby and fellow American Idol contestant, Cade Foehner, got engaged on March 22, 2019. The musically inclined duo tied the knot on October 5, 2019. 


Gabby’s debut album “Goldmine” was released on June 19, 2020. The record is already host to two singles. “I Hope” was quick to rise on the charts and is featured in many TikToks. The single is certified RIAA: Platinum. Gabby has also recorded a duet version of the song with Pop icon, Charlie Puth. Gabby tells Fox News“And I don’t think I’ll ever have a song that as large as ‘I Hope’ ever again, which I’m completely OK with.”

Surprisingly, there is a reason that “I Hope” is the first and last song on the album. She says, “I think ‘I Hope’ will always be kind of my staple song in my career. And so with what’s come the past couple years, I thought it was appropriate to put, ‘I Hope’ as first and last on this album and then everything else in between.”

The next single off of the album is “The Good Ones”. Gabby co-wrote the single with songwriters Emily Landis, Jim McCormick, and Zachary Kale.

A love me like he should one
Like he wrote the book one
The kind you find when you don’t even look one
Anybody can be good once
But He’s good all the time
He’s one of the good ones
And He’s all mine
He’s one of the good ones

Fans of the up and coming country music phenom can’t help but wonder if the song isn’t about her hubby, Cade.

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💙 my sweetie. Love you.

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Gabby Barrett’s “Goldmine”- Where did the title come from?

The title track for the record is a hard-hitting country-rock number. This song feels even more amped up than the hit “I Hope”. The lyrics portray an image of a girl fiercely in love. The post-chorus says, “Hit the jackpot, hit the jackpot. You’re a goldmine, baby.”

Gabby shares with Fox News the reason behind the title “Goldmine”. She says she wants people to think of miner in a goldmine because “It was notoriously known to be hard work. And I feel like this album, I have worked very, very hard to get these songs finalized and done and writing over the past two years… I’ve struck my own little goldmine”

A Song different from the others

On the 12 song record, there are only two songs with obvious faith references. “Jesus & My Mama” is a catchy song. The lyrics talk about a well-rounded woman, that doesn’t seem to care about anyone’s opinion because she knows Jesus and her momma loves her. 

And like an “Amazing Grace” on a Sunday, while listening to the songs from “Goldmine” in sequential order, “Got Me” is not like any of the other songs on the record. The lyrics of this Christian Country song hit hard.

Nothing can separate me from amazing grace
Jesus You’re all that I need
If everything falls apart
And I don’t know where to start
You bring me back to my knees

There is a noticeable change in the songstress’ voice on this song. While she sounds admirably rough around the edges on the other tracks, this song brings out a softness different from the rest of the album. It may be that this song takes her back to her Gospel roots.

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How’s everyone doing? 💕

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Rightfully so, fans are eager to hear more from the American Idol alum. Gabby Barrett’s “Goldmine” gives listeners a variety of songs to listen to and is sure to host another number one hit (or more).

Stay tuned to Country Music Alley for more Country music news. 


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