XFINITY TO DELIVER SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF GABBY BARRETT’S “THE GOOD ONES” AHEAD OF THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced that Xfinity will deliver a special performance of country music star and ACM Awards® first-time nominee Gabby Barrett’s song “The Good Ones” to Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, and other digital platforms beginning September 7. As previously announced, Barrett will also be performing her No. 1 song “I Hope” from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium as part of the “55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville. Xfinity customers can simply say “Academy of Country Music Awards” into their voice remote to access the performance and other ACM-related content to help fans get ready for the September 16 show including an exclusive interview with Gabby Barrett, memorable moments from past shows, nominated artist pages and more. – via press release.
Check out Gabby filming her performance.
.@GabbyBarrett_ is getting ready for her EXCLUSIVE performance on @Xfinity… and it's one of 'The Good Ones'. ? It will be available soon — stay tuned! #ACMawards pic.twitter.com/XKOxbqNl4h
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) September 4, 2020
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