Chapel Hart Teases First Live Performance On ‘America’s Got Talent:’ ‘Who’s Ready…’
After taking the internet by storm with their golden buzzer-worthy America’s Got Talent audition, Chapel Hart is preparing to return…
Chapel Hart; Photo by Danny Ventrella/NBC
After taking the internet by storm with their golden buzzer-worthy America’s Got Talent audition, Chapel Hart is preparing to return to the show with a live performance.
The trio, composed of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart and their cousin Trea Swindle, took to social media to remind fans to tune in to their performance with a special video message.
“Hey y’all, it’s Chapel Hart and our AGT live performance is going to be this Tuesday, August 16,” the trio said collectively in the clip soundtracked by the song they auditioned with. ”So, make sure you check your local listing or NBC for the showtime. It’s going to be hot, hot, hot, so make sure you tune in.”
Chapel Hart’s return to the show comes after they wowed millions of viewers with their performance of an original song called “You Can Have Him Jolene.” The song was written in response to Dolly Parton’s iconic hit, “Jolene,” and captivated judges Simon Cowell, Sofía Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews.
“So, we’re going to sing an original song, it’s called ‘You Can Have Him Jolene.’ We’ve always been country music fans and Dolly [Parton] by far is our favorite,” Danica explained ahead of their performance. “We were so inspired by the song ‘Jolene’ and we just love the storyline and we figured from 1973 to 2022 we can not still be fighting over the same man. So, we decided to tell her you can just have him Jolene.”
Within seconds, Chapel Hart got the audience clapping and dancing along, capturing their attention with their infectious stage presence. They earned a standing ovation from the judges panel as well as the packed theater.
Tears were flowing as the trio earned praise from the judges and ultimately earned a golden buzzer.
Their performance lit up the internet, raking in millions of views within hours. They even caught the attention of Parton herself.
“What a fun new take on my song, @ChapelHartBand! Carl’s birthday is today so I think I’ll hang on to him, and I’m not notifying Jolene that today is his birthday,” she wrote alongside a winking face emoji.
Fellow country music legend Loretta Lynn even got in on the action.
Following the whirlwind experience on AGT, Chapel Hart was surprised with the 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.
Lucky for them, the Opry was able to reschedule their debut, which will now take place on September 17.
Fans can tune in to their live America’s Got Talent performance on Tuesday, August 16 at 8/7c on NBC.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.