Gabby Barrett : Goldmine Review
Gabby Barrett is releasing her debut album on the Warner Music Nashville label called Goldmine. The ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee says, “I am so excited that my first album is finally complete,” shares Barrett. “I’ve been writing for this project for almost two years, pulling together who I am as an artist and working hard with my team to make this album an expression of that. To see it come together like this feels amazing and is such a huge blessing.” The album features her #1 chart-topping single “I Hope.” Barrett has songwriting credits for twelve of the thirteen songs on Goldmine. The album was co-produced by Grammy-nominee Ross Copperman and Zach Kale, with additional production by Jimmy Robbins, Sam Martin, and Bryan Fowler on select tracks. Barrett claimed spots on Sirius XM’s Future Five for 2020, Pandora All-Genre and Country Artist to Watch, Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, and Amazon Music 2020 Artist to Watch.
“Thank God” is a mix of pop-country and singer-songwriter. Barrett’s voice is rich throughout her vocal range, and she has a relaxed manner of singing the melody. The instrumentation is a mix of acoustic, electric, and electronic sounds. The lyrics are structurally sound and tell a story that is meaningful and interesting. Barrett’s singing has a cross-over sound, and she should have no problem pulling from both pop and country fans.
“Footprints On The Moon” starts with acoustic sounds that build to a big country arena sound that will make the perfect summer sing-a-long track. Barrett is believable in this mid-tempo setting, singing with power and energy. The guitar solo is exciting as it takes us to the break-down section. With a voice like this, it is easy to hear why Barrett has over 130 MILLION on-demand streams to her credit. “Footprints On The Moon” and “Jesus & My Mama” are two standouts on the date, with Barrett singing both with a power that is commanding.
Goldmine brings Barrett to the forefront of pop-country with thirteen tracks that show maturity and her beautiful vocal power. The songs also prove that Barrett is also a formidable songwriter. I like to hear Barrett sing with a more rock influence than pop, but she does both superbly, and that ability allows her to pull in listeners that favor other genres and win them over as fans. I know I am one now!
June 19, 2020
Warner Music Nashville