RECEIVED A KEY TO THE CITY
+ “GABBY BARRETT DAY” PROCLAIMED
IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY
HEADLINED POSTGAME CONCERT
FOR THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES
PHOTO CREDIT: MARISA TAYLOR
|Warner Music Nashville’s MULTI-PLATINUM star Gabby Barrett returned to her roots to receive high honors during an on-field presentation at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA, last Friday night (8/11). Ahead of headlining a postgame concert following the Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game, the Munhall native received a key to the city from Munhall Mayor Robert Falce, while County Executive Rich Fitzgerald also proclaimed August 11, 2023 as “Gabby Barrett Day” in Allegheny County.
“I am not sure where to start… last night, being in Pittsburgh (my hometown) and headlining a place I remember most of the time performing hardly to anyone, for years and years – there was now 31,000 people in attendance for the show. I cannot put into words the emotions I was balancing before walking on stage,” shared Barrett on Instagram. “Also, getting to receive the ‘Key to the City’ was nothing short of an honor. God is blessing & we’re here for the ride. Thank you to my fans that have been there and supported allllllll through these years. It was so wonderful to see familiar faces. Until we return back… thank you!!!!”
Starting off the day visiting The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center with her husband Cade Foehner, Barrett took the stage later that night in front of a stadium of over 30K to introduce brand new songs from her forthcoming sophomore album like her current Top 35-and-rising single “Glory Days.” In addition, she played her smash hits including 7X PLATINUM #1 “I Hope,” 3X PLATINUM #1 “The Good Ones,” and PLATINUM “Pick Me Up.” Barrett’s performed the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates several times throughout her career.
Recently announced, Barrett will be featured on a compilation album called A Tribute To The Judds, to be delivered on October 27. Releasing in celebration of The Judds’ 40th anniversary, “Girls Night Out” includes Reba McEntire, Carly Pearce, Jennifer Nettles, and Barrett.
|ABOUT GABBY BARRETT:
Warner Music Nashville’s MULTI-PLATINUM star Gabby Barrett continues to prove herself to be an unstoppable force in Country music. Surpassing 2.8 BILLION global career streams, the powerhouse vocalist premieres her sophomore album with new single “Glory Days.” PLATINUM “Pick Me Up” off the DELUXE version of her top-streaming PLATINUM album, GOLDMINE, followed mega breakout 7X PLATINUM #1 “I Hope”; 4-week Hot AC #1 crossover “I Hope (feat. Charlie Puth)”; and 3X PLATINUM three-week #1 “The Good Ones.” Ruling the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 27 weeks, “I Hope” was the first debut single by a solo female artist to top the Country radio charts since 2017 and made her the youngest artist with a #1 debut at Country radio in over two decades. Tallying major accolades like Billboard Women in Music 2022’s Rising Star Award, 2021 CMT Artists of the Year, and the iHeartRadio Titanium Award, plus nods from ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, CMT, and iHeartRadio. A dynamic entertainer, Barrett has also co-hosted the ACM Awards and CMA Country Christmas. Returning to the road this summer on select dates with Kane Brown, she’s supported Jason Aldean and Brooks & Dunn.