Gabby Barrett inspires fans to never give up in her new single "Footprints on the Moon."

The American Idol Season 16 finalist offers another taste of her debut album, Goldminewith the anthemic number, which delivers an encouraging message to practice perseverance when chasing one's dreams. It uses the fact that people have walked on the moon as a prime example of seemingly out-of-reach goals that are actually achievable.

"Footprints on the Moon" follows the release of Barrett's singles "The Good Ones" and "I Hope." The latter song made her the first solo female country artist to score a No. 1 hit with her debut single since Carly Pearce did it with "Every Little Thing" in 2017.

Barrett's power trio of writers came together for this single as well. She wrote "Footprints on the Moon" with Zach Kale and Jon Nite, with whom she also penned "I Hope."

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Gabby Barrett's "Footprints on the Moon" Lyrics: 

It's Everest, I know / It's impossible, you're too young or too old / That's what they tell you / So that's what you tell you, too / So the light, it fades / When you figure out the rules, they change / When you touch it in your hands, it's sand / Slipping through, but the truth is …


Everybody says that you can't until you do / Standing there, staring at the mirror in the room / Tell yourself, "One more day, one more day, one more shot" / The voices in the night, in your head / Yeah, they'll pay you to quit / He'll tell you that it's hard, 'cause it is / But you can do anything, anything you want to / There's footprints on the moon ...

Your knees, they'll shake / You're gonna wanna stay home, don't stay / The more your heart want it / The harder it'll break, yeah ...

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Some days, you gonna win / Some days, you gonna be this close / Some days, you wanna give up / But hang on ...

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