Chapel Hart; Photo Courtesy of Chris Hollo/Opry
Chapel Hart; Photo Courtesy of Chris Hollo/Opry

Chapel Hart Overcome With Emotions After Earning Multiple Standing Ovations During Grand Ole Opry Debut

America’s Got Talent season 21 finalists Chapel Hart earned multiple standing ovations during their Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday (Sept. 17).

The trio, who earned the coveted golden buzzer for their audition on the popular competition show, sang “You Can Have Him, Jolene,” during their debut. The song is a response to Dolly Parton’s well-known song, “Jolene.” It’s also the song they sang during their audition for AGT.

Marcus K. Dowling, a country music reporter for The Tennessean, shared a video of the moment the trio received three standing ovations on Twitter, noting that it was a “huge moment” for them.

In another video, also shared on Twitter, a fan noted the trio received a standing ovation that lasted for several minutes and they brought the audience to tears with their “message of community.”

In addition to “You Can Have Him, Jolene,” the trio performed “American Pride,” another song fans first heard on AGT. The trio was introduced to the stage by veteran country artist Jeannie Seely, who celebrated her 55th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. 

Trea Swindle, one of the three members of the trio, reacted to the night’s multiple standing ovations, saying she might need to bring a defibrillator on tour if it keeps up.

“We want to bring real country music back to country radio,” Swindle told The Tennessean. “I’ll also suggest that we’re going to need a defibrillator added to our tour rider. If we keep getting standing ovations like that, it might kill me. They’ll have to drag me by my ankles off the stage every night,” she said.

Following their debut, Chapel Hart signed autographs for fans at the Nashville Palace. So many fans lined up to get autographs that the line extended out of the venue and McGavock Pine. Dowling posted a video of the long line of fans, calling it “astounding.”

Fresh off their monumental debut, Chapel Hart will return to the Opry stage on Oct. 8 to help celebrate the Opry at 97, according to Twitter.

In addition to their recent Opry debut, the trio got to sing with fellow country artist Darius Rucker during the AGT season 21 finale. The trio will also be featured on Rucker’s latest single, “Ol’ Church Hymn,” which is due out on September 30.

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