Former American Idol contestant is joined by Warner Music Nashville labelmate Ingrid Andress inside the Billboard Country Airplay Top 10 with their debut singles this week. This is the first time in the history of the Billboard Country Airplay’s monitored chart era (since 1990) that the debut singles from two female artists are in both inside the Top 10. Both artists are breaking glass ceilings with their fresh singles with Barrett Remarking, “"Wow, I feel so blessed to have a Top 10 single.” "('I Hope') felt special from the beginning,” Barrett shared with Billboard, “And to see the reaction has been overwhelming in the best way. I can't thank country radio, my fans and my team enough for believing in me. And, I'm so happy for Ingrid. It's an exciting time."
During this same time, Andress, has been selected as the first female artist to be a part of Apple Music’s Up Next Music Program. She joined rising stars like Kalid, Sigrid, Bad Bunny, H.E.R. and Grammy winning star Billie Eilish. “As a country artist, it means so much to me to have the Apple Up Next platform to share more of my genre,” Andress shared. “I believe country music is global, because the stories and the emotions are real and universally felt. Stories that connect all of us transcend any genre, definition, or stereotype.”
Andress is set to release her debut album Lady Like on March 17 while Barrett’s still working on her record. in the interim, Barrett has released three singles to Radio Disney Country and has seen them all top their chart, the latest being the romantic “Hall Of Fame.”
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