Gabby Barrett is set to release her sophomore album, Chapter & Verse, on Feb. 2, and has already unveiled one of the tracks, “Growin’ Up Raising You.”
This new project is the multi-Platinum artist’s most autobiographical work to date as it finds her taking greater creative control than ever before, having co-written and co-produced “Glory Days,” her current chart-climbing single, as well as “Cowboy Back.”
Barrett deepens the emotional scope of her songwriting, creating a personal portrait of her experience as a wife and mother of two children, with her third baby due early next 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.
Written by Barrett, Jon Nite, Zach Kale and Jimmy Robbins, “Growin’ Up Raising You” touches on the fear and hope of new motherhood. Co-produced by Barrett alongside Ross Copperman, the song sets that outpouring to a backdrop of soaring strings, tender harmonies and an intertwining of acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitar.
“‘Growin’ Up Raising You’ is a very sensitive song for me,” shares Barrett. “I’m only 23–I don’t have all the answers to everything, and I haven’t gotten everything figured out. I’m doing the best that I can while trying to raise other people to be the best people they can be. I feel so blessed to be able to have three little lives that I can help to flourish while I’m also trying to figure out life myself.”
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