Gabby Barrett Praises Carrie Underwood for "Amazing" Motherhood Tips at 2021 ACM Awards

During the 2021 ACM Awards, American Idol’s Gabby Barrett discussed one of her first nights out since welcoming a baby with Cade Foehner.

By Mike Vulpo Apr 19, 2021 2:31 AMTags
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Never underestimate the American Idol family. 

The 2021 ACM Awards was a big night for Gabby Barrett. In addition to being nominated for Single of the Year thanks to "I Hope," the country singer also experienced one of her first nights out since becoming a mom.

While celebrating her accomplishments, Gabby couldn't help but give thanks to Carrie Underwood for her help away from any stages. 

"Carrie has been somebody who has been extremely nice to me," the former American Idol contestant told reporters. "Even when I was pregnant, she is just awesome.  She had said, ‘If you ever need any advice or anything, just let me know.' And of course, I took her up on that because I need all the advice I can have with babies. She has been absolutely amazing with that."

Back in January, Gabby welcomed her first child with husband Cade Foehner. The Nashville award show marked her first major public appearance since becoming a mom.

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"I'm normally in bed right now," she joked to reporters. "This is way past by bedtime, but this is well worth it! Everything is going good. My real world has just flipped upside down with my sweet little girl and I have announced that I am going to go on tour with Thomas Rhett so I am excited for that."

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During the 2021 ACM Awards, the 21-year-old singer walked away with the award for New Female Artist of the Year. Soon after accepting her trophy, Gabby admitted she "went back and changed a dirty diaper."

While walking the red carpet, however, things were a bit more glamorous. Gabby worked with celebrity makeup artist Tarryn Feldman for her beauty look. 

The singer chose to go clean by using INNBEAUTY PROJECT and NakedPoppy for her skincare and makeup.

—Reporting by Spencer Lubitz