American Idol’s Gabby Barrett Shares Sophomore Album ‘Chapter & Verse’

Gabby Barrett

American Idol’s Gabby Barrett releases autobiographical sophomore album ‘Chapter & Verse’

Gabby Barrett’s new album, Chapter & Verse, for Warner Music Nashville is out now. The American Idol 2018 second runner-up and multi-platinum country singer releases an autobiographical album as the 23 year old’s sophomore effort.

Coming after her 2020 release, Goldmine, that featured huge singles such as the 7X PLATINUM #1 “I Hope,” Gabby stepped into the studio for the very first time and co-produced the full album alongside GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter-producer Ross Copperman. Additionally, Gabby co-wrote nine of the 14 songs,

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Leaning into her Country roots on Chapter & Verse, Gabby created an up close portrait of her experience as a wife and mother of two children, with her third baby, with husband Cade Foehner, due early this year. To that end, the album’s title refers to the chapters and verses within each book of the Bible, as well as the still-unfolding chapters in her marriage, family, career, and overall journey through life.

Gabby co-wrote with Miranda Lambert and Luke Combs

Mainly recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio, Chapter & Verse took shape with a lineup of musicians who helped craft the album’s sound. In addition to co-writing with country icons like Miranda Lambert, The singer teamed up with Luke Combs on “Dance Like No One’s Watching. The nostalgia-tinged song speaks to the enduring sustenance of a father’s love and the wisdom passed from parent-to-child. After co-writing “Dance Like No One’s Watching” with Emily Weisband and James McNair, Combs handed the song off to Gabby and lent his background vocals to the track. “I grew up being a daddy’s girl, and now I get to watch my husband and daughter have that father-daughter bond,” says Gabby. “That’s just irreplaceable.”

Along with the previously released songs “Cowboy Back,” “Growin’ Up Raising You,” and “You’re My Texas,” the album includes Gabby’s current single “Glory Days.” Now Top 20-and-climbing at Country radio, “Glory Days” marked her second time in the coveted most-added position with 77 first-week stations (the most first-week adds for a female artist in the genre in 14 months). The singer’s record-breaking achievements with Goldmine included earning the most first-week debut album streams of any Country act in history.

Opening on “The Chapter” (a soaring and soulful anthem that muses on the ups-and-downs of early adulthood), Chapter & Verse closes out with “The Verse: Doxology (Amen)” (an a cappella rendition of one of Barrett’s most cherished hymns, featuring singer-songwriter Phil Wickham).

Gabby Barrett – Chapter & Verse – Track List

  1. “The Chapter” (Gabby Barrett, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite, Hillary Lindsey)
  2. “Cowboy Back” (Gabby Barrett, Jon Nite, Jesse Frasure)
  3. “Dance Like No One’s Watching” (Emily Weisband, James McNair, Luke Combs)
  4. “Glory Days” (Gabby Barrett, James McNair, Emily Weisband, Seth Mosley)
  5. “Had It All” (Gabby Barrett, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite, Hillary Lindsey)
  6. “Hard To Read” (Gabby Barrett, Josh Thompson, Jon Nite)
  7. “Growin’ Up Raising You” (Gabby Barrett, Jon Nite, Zach Kale, Jimmy Robbins)
  8. “Off The Highway” (Gabby Barrett, James McNair, Emily Weisband, Seth Mosley)
  9. “You’re My Texas” (Gabby Barrett, Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey)
  10. “Jesus On A Train” (Gabby Barrett, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
  11. “Grow Apart” (Emily Weisband, Lydia Vaughan, Sam Bergeson)
  12. “God, Money & Love” (Lori McKenna, Corey Crowder, Phil Barton)
  13. “All Of My Life” (Jon Nite, Jordan Reynolds, Josh Miller)
  14. “The Verse: Doxology (Amen) (Feat. Phil Wickham)” (Phil Wickham, Thomas Ken, Louis Bourgeois)

Produced by Ross Copperman and Gabby Barrett

Surpassing 3 BILLION global career streams, Gabby Barrett delivers her most autobiographical work to date with sophomore album, Chapter & Verse, including Top 20-and-climbing single “Glory Days.” Gabby’s debut album Goldmine, a 2020 release, featured smash singles like mega breakout 7X PLATINUM #1 “I Hope,” 4-week Hot AC #1 crossover “I Hope (feat. Charlie Puth),” 3X PLATINUM three-week #1 “The Good Ones,” and PLATINUM “Pick Me Up.”

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. Gabby has also co-hosted the ACM Awards and CMA Country Christmas. For tour dates and more, go to

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