Gabby Barrett (born March 5, 2000) is an American country music singer. She finished third on season 16 of American Idol broadcast on ABC. Her debut single "I Hope" was certified Gold for half a million units in sales and streams on January 16, 2020; it was the first top 10 Hot Country Songs debut by an unaccompanied woman since October 2017.
Early life and education Barrett is one of eight children born to Blaise and Pam Barrett. She attended Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, Pa., but transferred to Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School.
She started singing at 9 and doing shows at 11. In 2014, she won the Kean Quest Talent Search. At 14, her father encouraged her to sing in an all-black choir, which prompted her to join the Lamb of God Christian Ministries in Homestead, Pa.