WATCH: Chapel Hart and Darius Rucker Give Fans ‘Something To Talk About’ On ‘AGT’ Finale

Chapel Hart and Darius Rucker gave America’s Got Talent (AGT) viewers “Something To Talk About” with their collaborative performance on…

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September 15, 2022

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Darius Rucker with Chapel Hart; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Chapel Hart and Darius Rucker gave America’s Got Talent (AGT) viewers “Something To Talk About” with their collaborative performance on the AGT finale on Wednesday evening (Sept. 14). 

The Mississippi trio joined forces with the country hitmaker to deliver a performance of the 1991 Bonnie Raitt hit, “Something To Talk About.”  

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Chapel Hart donned gold and black western attire for the performance, while Rucker sported a simple back t-shirt and jeans. 

“Let’s give them something to talk about / Let’s give them something to talk about / Let’s give them something to talk about / How about love?“ the trio and Rucker sing on the chorus.

Chapel Hart with Darius Rucker; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Chapel Hart with Darius Rucker; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

The artists worked the stage with confidence, earning cheers and applause from the live audience. 

Sharing the stage with Rucker was a “dream come true” for Chapel Hart.  

“America I’d say Country music is in good hands baby,” they said following the performance. 

It was later revealed that Chapel Hart finished in fifth place on the show.  

“Terry, this has meant absolutely everything to us. We were able to come and show off our songwriting and be able to show what we do to the world and we want to tell you America, thank you so much,” they shared as they bid farewell to the show. “We love you.”

While the group’s AGT journey came to an end, this wasn’t the end of the road for Chapel Hart and the judges recognized that. 

“I love the three of you and you know what? Tell it like it is, talent like your it doesn’t dim, it only shines brighter, so keep on shining bright out there! Just look at you and listen to you,” Heidi Klum shared. 

Chapel Hart, Darius Rucker; Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC
Chapel Hart, Darius Rucker; Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC

“I mean this, I really believe last night you wrote a hit song. I really do believe in that. Honestly,” Simon Cowell added, in reference to their performance of “American Pride.” 

At the conclusion of the show, Chapel Hart said their lives are “changed forever” thanks to their AGT experience. 

Chapel Hart earned praise from fans and country music icons with their show-stopping audition performance of “You Can Have Him Jolene,” which was written as a response to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” Their performance earned a Golden Buzzer and immediately went viral. 

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Parton and Loretta Lynn were just two of the country superstars who reacted to their audition on social media. 

“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,” Parton wrote at the time. 

They later caught the attention of Tanya Tucker when they gave her a shoutout during their performance of the original tune, “The Girls Are Back In Town.” 

Chapel Hart; Photo by Danny Ventrella/NBC
Chapel Hart; Photo by Danny Ventrella/NBC

“Things will go very well for Chapel Hart,” Cowell said following their semi-finals performance. “We loved you from your very, very first audition and we loved you because you just lit up the room. Your songs are brilliant. You are amazing performers and I have a really, really, really good feeling about what’s going to happen for you.”

Much to the surprise of Chapel Hart, Tanya Tucker virtually appeared on the AGT set to wish them luck ahead of their finale performance. Thanks to Proto Hologram, Tucker beamed in from Nashville to share words of encouragement. 

“Surprise! It’s Tanya, Chapel Hart y’all are so great and congratulations on everything you do. America’s Got Talent… You’re right about that,” she said. 

To celebrate Chapel Hart’s America’s Got Talent finale performance, the group’s hometown of Poplarville, Mississippi declared this week Chapel Hart Week.” The trio, composed of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart and their cousin Trea Swindle, said they were “beyond honored” over the proclamation. 

This Saturday, Chapel Hart will return to Nashville to make their debut at the Grand Ole Opry. The trio is set to step into the iconic circle alongside Everette, Don Schlitz, Jeannie Seely, Mark Wills, and more. 

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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.