After winning over millions of fans with their standout America’s Got Talent (AGT) audition, rising country trio Chapel Hart caught the attention of legends like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. Now, they have been invited to perform on country music’s most famous stage – the Grand Ole Opry.
Following the trio’s performance of “You Can Have Him Jolene” on AGT, they were surprised with an invitation to make their Opry debut.
“Ya know what would be the icing on this triple layer German chocolate cake of a day? If the @opry invited us to sing there,” Chapel Hart wrote on Instagram.
The Opry was quick to respond and more than delivered with a photo of a German Chocolate Cake inside the iconic Opry circle. The date August 20th with a question mark was written on the cake.
“Triple layer? Opry Debut August 20th?,” the Grand Ole Opry responded.
Chapel Hart was blown away by the invitation.
“IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?! We graciously accept…as soon as we pick our jaws up off of the floor,” they wrote.
Unfortunately, when they checked their calendar, the group realized they were already booked for August 20.
“Y’all, we were so excited we jumped the gun!!! We said yes, and we were already obligated for that date! @opry, now we’ve baked y’all a cake…Whaddya say? Sep. 17?,” they wrote alongside a cake with the date September 17 and a question mark written on it in icing.
Luckily, things worked out for trio as the Opry replied, “See y’all September 17th!”
Chapel Hart, comprised of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart and their cousin Trea Swindle, performed “You Can Have Him Jolene,” a response to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” in front of judges Simon Cowell, Sofía Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews. It’s safe to say their audition left a lasting impression.
Their performance earned a golden buzzer and raked in millions of views upon its release.
Chapel Hart will now advance to the live rounds of the hit show.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.