Pick Me Up

Album: Goldmine (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • Having had a difficult day, Gabby Barrett needs a lift. She asks her lover to swing by in his Chevy and go for a drive out of town.

    So pick me up
    Get me lost way out, down a back two-lane


    The song title has two meanings: Gabby wants her sweetheart to "pick her up" in his truck. Also, spending time with him as they cruise the back roads will act as a "pick me up" after her rough day.
  • Barrett and her lover listen to some George Strait as they drive along the back roads. The singer wrote the relaxed track with Jon Nite and producer Ross Copperman, filling a void in her catalog. "I didn't really have a song in my repertoire that was laid-back country, a 'riding down back roads, listening to George Strait' type of song," she told Apple Music.

    The same three (plus Zach Kale) also co-penned Barrett's pop-country hit "I Hope."
  • Pennsylvania native Barrett wanted to honor the Texan King of Country because of her husband, Cade Foehner. "I had to pay homage to George Strait, because I feel like I'm being adopted into the Texas family," she said, "since my husband's from Texas."
  • "Pick Me Up" is one of four additional tracks on the deluxe edition of Barrett's debut album, Goldmine.
  • Nashville director and photographer Alexa Campbell filmed the video with Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner taking on the leading roles. We follow a couple from the moment they meet to when they're a husband and wife struggling to pay the bills. It ends with an elderly version of the pair.

    When Campbell pitched the original idea for the video, she saw other people acting out the parts and Barrett just doing the performance scenes. "I remember saying to everybody, me and Cade want to do the parts! We want to act out the parts," the singer told Audacy's Katie Neal.

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