Gabby Barrett cries as she is named best female country at BBMA
Gabby Barrett cemented her place as one of the new country music superstars by accepting the 2021 Billboard Music Award for Best Country Artist, Sunday evening (May 23).
“I’ll try to keep it together as best as possible,” Barrett remarked as he held the prestigious trophy in his arms, adding, “It means so much to me.”
From there, the Pennsylvania native thanked a long list of people including her husband, Cade Foehner, their baby girl Baylah, her team, her management and her lord above, but most of all her fans.
“You change people’s lives,” she gushed to the crowd, who watched her beat country music megastars Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris for the prize. “It changed my life forever.”
Throughout his acceptance speech, Barrett did not shy away from tears. “I wasn’t supposed to mess up my makeup,” she laughs, “now I have to play cool.”
Certainly Barrett is nothing but damn cool at present. Earlier in the evening, the newcomer won the Top Collab category voted by fans for its worth with Charlie Puth on a remixed version of “I Hope”. His solo version of the song also won Top Country Song, beating the cuts of stars Jason Aldean, Lee Brice and Morgan Wallen.
Barrett entered the BBMAs 2021 as the Most Nominated Country Artist and Most Nominated Female Artist of All Genres. Billboard The award nominations are based on a mix of digital album and song sales, streaming, radio airing, touring, and social engagement metrics.
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