Loretta Lynn Reacts To Chapel Hart’s Response To ‘Jolene,’ Challenges Them To Remake One Of Her Hits

Chapel Hart’s recent America’s Got Talent (AGT) audition captured the attention of millions, including country music legend Loretta Lynn.  After…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 21, 2022


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Loretta Lynn; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images; Chapel Hart; Photo by Trae Patton/ NBC

Chapel Hart’s recent America’s Got Talent (AGT) audition captured the attention of millions, including country music legend Loretta Lynn. 

After seeing Chapel Hart perform their original tune, “You Can Have Him Jolene,” which serves as a response to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” on  AGT, Lynn took to social media to challenge the country trio to remake one of her classic hits. 

“I love it, ladies. Now I’m wondering what you might be able to do with one of my songs! 🙂 Chapel Hart #AGT #breakingthrough #girlpower #stillwomanenough,” Lynn wrote on Facebook.

Loretta Lynn; Facebook Post
Loretta Lynn; Facebook Post

Chapel Hart’s performance on AGT also garnered attention from Dolly Parton and Darius Rucker, among many other country artists. 

Parton took to Twitter on Wednesday (July 20) to share her thoughts on their song.

“What a fun new take on my song, @ChapelHartBand!” Parton wrote. “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. #AGT”

When Rucker saw their audition on AGT, he praised their performance saying, “Hell yes!!! Go y’all!!” 

A fan later tweeted Rucker asking, “maybe you can help @ChapelHartBand break some more barriers in Nashville.”

He responded and revealed that the group will make a special appearance on his forthcoming album. “Already put them on my next record,” he wrote. 

Chapel Hart confirmed, “I mean…we weren’t TRYING to break the whole internet, but since @dariusrucker let the cat out of the bag…” 

The America’s Got Talent contestants were in disbelief over how many country superstars have reacted to their AGT performance and shared their thoughts.

@dollyparton and @lorettalynnofficial IN THE SAME DAY?!?!? WHAT IS LIFE ?!?!? 🤯🤯🤯” the group collectively wrote, later sharing “WTHH DARIUS FREAKIN RUCKER!!”

Chapel Hart, comprised of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart and their cousin Trea Swindle, performed “You Can Have Him 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. 

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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.

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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.