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Country Star Gabby Barrett Gives Honest Glimpse into Everyday Life as a New Mom

What does a glimpse in the life of American Idol Season 16 Alum Gabby Barrett entail? Is it bonding with her newborn baby, working on her music, spending quality time with her Idol Alum Husband Cade Foehner, or juggling all of the above? One thing is for sure no two days are the same.

Barrett finished third overall in her season 16 of American Idol. Now, the 21-year-old is thriving in her new mom role and career ambitions. She is definitely winning at life, and recently won the Academy of Country Music’s Award for “New Female Artist of the Year.”

Gabby Barrett Thrives in Family and Career

Not only did Barrett receive the most Billboard Award nominations this year, but she also just welcomed her first child with husband Cade Foehner. The couple met in 2018 while competing on American Idol season 16 and sparks definitely flew. Foehner and Barrett tied the knot in October 2019.

The country music star welcomed daughter Baylah May on Jan. 18. Since the birth of her first child, her priorities have changed immensely from the moment she and Foehner brought home their new bundle of joy.

“Oh my gosh, it’s awesome,” she said during rehearsals for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards. “It’s a whole new world, honestly. It’s so true all the cliché sayings — when you have kids, everything changes in your world; just flips upside down.”

Gabby Barrett Shares Hilarious Insta Pic About “Mom life”

Despite her success, it seems like Barrett is just like every other new mother. Regardless, she is working hard and “getting it done ya’ll!”

In the photo, she poses without a filter and embraces the messiness of her home. She is cooking a meal, while simultaneously folding her laundry and she looks great doing it. This post went ahead of her first appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden that same evening.

Gabby Barrett Makes Her Late Night TV Debut

It was only a matter of time before Barrett brought her vibrant personality and soulful voice to late night television. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Gabby Barrett appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden right after posting her hilarious picture about “mom life.”

At the end of the show, Barrett performed her popular new single “The Good Ones” with her husband.

Ahead of her performance, she chatted with host James Corden about the joys of motherhood and the inspiration behind the single. Barrett recently told Billboard she is “so grateful” for her husband, who “truly is a good one and inspired this song”. 

It’s apparent that Cade Foehner still sweeps Barrett off her feet.

Gabby Barrett’s “The Good Ones” takes the lead in Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with 27.6 million radio audience impressions in the week ending April 25, bringing it to its third week at No. 1. The song is the first three-week leader by a woman since March 2011.

The whirlwind story of Barrett’s success and personal growth is one to admire. We’re not even halfway through 2021, but this is just the beginning for the rising star.


Nadgeena Jerome

As a contributor for Talent Recap, Nadgeena hosts What’s Hot for Talent Recap and writes articles for the Talent Recap site. Nadgeena’s most recent position has been as a Digital Content Producer at News 12. Before that she was a Television Presenter and Editor at 2M Media Group (2M), where she contributed her talents as a host and producer for Interview 360. She brings her fresh and young perspective to Talent Recap, immersing herself in work both in front of and behind the camera. Nadgeena Jerome is an alumna of George Mason University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication. She has worked as an intern in several broadcast environments, including for the local Fox 5 affiliate in New York and as a Video Journalism Fellow for Circa News. She is excited to share her forward-thinking approach to media and experience with others, promote diversity and representation and network with industry leaders.

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