Gabby Barrett celebrated one of her hometown heroes during this weekend’s Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour stop with headliner Jason Aldean in Burgettstown, PA. Gabby is from nearby Munhall, PA, so she invited her former high school teacher, Casey Stapleton, as a special guest and gifted him with a platinum plaque for her debut album, Goldmine.
Gabby said, “In my community, Mr. Stapleton was one of the only people – and teacher in my high school – who encouraged me to pursue music when I needed it most. I was balancing school while performing in malls, grocery stores, Chick-fil-A, really anywhere I could, and he continued to uplift and inspire me to keep going. I don’t know if he had any idea how much of a positive impact he has made on my life and career. So, to be able to honor him near my hometown and have him see how I have grown as an artist while I’m now living my dreams is a moment I’ll never forget.”
This past weekend marked Gabby’s last on the Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour as she is getting ready to welcome her second child very soon.
Her latest single, “Pick Me Up,” sits at Number 21 on the Mediabase chart this week.