Gabby Barrett Wins ‘Best New Country Artist’ at 2021 iHeart Music Awards

by Quentin Blount

Rising country music star Gabby Barrett can now officially ditch the “rising” part of her title. After being crowned Best New Country Artist at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday night, the singer has officially made a name for herself.

Barrett was named Best New Country Artist on Thursday, May 27. iHeartRadio’s red carpet host, Elvis Duran, surprised the blonde singer with the award during an interview. Barrett could hardly believe it was true.

“Really?” Barrett said, surprised by the news. “Amazing! Yay! Thank you, I didn’t know about this. Thank you so much. Yay! Great!”

Meanwhile, the official iHeart Country Music Twitter account made the news official with a tweet on Thursday night.

“Our girl @GabbyBarrett_ takes home ‘Best New Country Artist’ at our #iHeartAwards2021! Big congrats! We love you Gabby!”

Fans of Gabby Barrett made their excitement known on social media after news broke. Many followers left replies including messages like, “YESSSSS!!!!!!!!” and “Congrats Gabby ❤️”

Also nominated in the category of Best New Country Artist was HARDY, Ingrid Andress, Ashley McBryde, and Jameson Rodgers.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards aired on Thursday night (May 27) live on Fox at 8 ET. Interested in seeing the entire list of winners? Do so by clicking here.

Gabby Barrett Stuns in Black Dress at iHeart Music Awards

Country music’s best new artist showed up at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday night ready to shine. Despite being just four months out from giving birth to her baby girl, Gabby Barrett looked amazing at the May 27 awards show.

Barrett, who just gave birth back in January, made a point to show off her post-baby body. “The Good Ones” singer wore a mini one-sleeve black dress from Balmain. She paired that up with two gold buttons from Saint Laurent and Established Jewelry. And to round out her outfit, Barrett wore a pair of gold heels to match her gold Tyler Ellis clutch bag.

In addition to winning Best New Country Artist, the 21-year-old was nominated for a total of four awards on the night. Her song, “I Hope,” featuring Charlie Puth, was up for Country Song of the Year, Best Lyrics, and Best Collaboration. This was her first year being nominated at the iHeartRadio Music Awards show.

Gabby Barrett’s impressive night comes off of the heels of perhaps an even more impressive outing. In fact, just a couple of days ago, the country star was nominated for nine awards at the Billboard Music Awards. She went home with three, including Top Female Country Artist, Top Collaboration, and Top Country Song for “I Hope” with Charlie Puth.