Written by Chapel Hart alongside hit Nashville songwriter Jim Beavers, “Glory Days” finds the independent country group, made up of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart and first cousin Trea Swindle, sharing some of their musical backstory. Together, they sing about the ups and downs of getting from where they were as a trio to where they are now.
“Old white van, broke down again,” lead vocalist Danica sings, utilizing her distinctive gritty vocals over a simple melody featuring a ‘90s country groove, “poured out our hearts to a half-empty bar for whatever wound up in the tip jar.”
Despite the obstacles, they face while on their rise to stardom, Chapel Hart makes clear that they’re grateful for having come so far in their musical journey.
“Lord it’s all been a struggle / but I wouldn’t trade it for nothin’,” they sing before heading into the catchy chorus and showing off their beautiful family harmonies. “These are the glory days / The can’t wait to tell your story, days / Prayed to God we can do ‘em all one more time / Throw ‘em all in a VCR and press rewind / So love every minute / Live while you’re in it / If you’re gonna fight, fight to win it / Oh, someday you’re gonna look back and say / These are the glory days.”
“This single is so exciting for us because we are currently living in our ‘Glory Days!’” the ladies shared of the song in a recent press release. “The beauty of it all is that there are some folks who’ve been where we are, there are some who are in it with us, and there are some who haven’t made it there yet, but the song ‘Glory Days’ allows us to ALL join in, sing along and celebrate them together! It’s an instant jump in the car and goes for a ride anthem!!!!”
“Glory Days” Is The First Song From The Trio’s Forthcoming New Album
“Glory Days” is the first offering from the group’s upcoming as-yet-untitled full-length album. The project will also be Chapel Hart’s first since their 2021 critically-acclaimed album, The Girls Are Back In Town. The forthcoming and highly anticipated release will also follow the group’s strong finish on Season 17 of America’s Got Talent, which saw them placing fifth after earning the “Group Golden Buzzer” with “You Can Have Him, Jolene” – an original response song to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”
On Saturday (Jan. 21) night, Chapel Hart will pay homage to, yet another big-time star. They will debut a song as a tribute to the late Loretta Lynn. They will take the stage for an Opry at the Ryman at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium for a performance of their new song, “Welcome to Fist City” – likely a spin-off of Lynn’s “Fist City.”
Chapel Hart’s Loretta Lynn tribute comes after the late country music icon praised their America’s Got Talent audition and challenged the trio to recreate one of her iconic hits in July of 2022.
“I love it, ladies,” Lynn wrote at the time on Facebook. “Now I’m wondering what you might be able to do with one of my songs!”
While Lynn unfortunately passed away before she could hear the song, Chapel Hart did get to show the tune to Lynn’s granddaughter, Tayla Lynn.
“It definitely is intimidating,” Trea recently admitted to Nashville Scene. “One thing Danica’s always said, she’s like, ‘If you’re gonna do a cover, it either has to be just as good or better.’ And even though it’s not a cover, you still want to pay homage to that person and, you know, do them proud. So in a sense there, the pressure is definitely there. But we did let Loretta’s granddaughter Tayla hear the song after Loretta passed, and her face just lit up.”
“It just made my heart so happy,” Danica continued to tell the publication. “We let her hear it and she’s like, “Awww, Meemaw would’ve loved this!” There’s some relief in that, but also as a songwriter, it’s more of just an honor to be able to be part of that story, to be an extension of a story. To be able to say, ‘Loretta tried to warn you that she’d take you straight there and you didn’t listen.’ And so now it’s ‘Welcome to Fist City.’ It’s a beautiful thing.”
Chapel Hart Are Preparing To Embark On Their First-Ever Headlining Tour
The Poplarville, Mississippi-natives, who were named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021, will soon hit the road for their debut headlining tour, dubbed The Glory Days Tour. The trek kicks off on Thursday (Jan. 26) in Wichita, Kansas.
“It feels really amazing to be going out on our first-ever headlining tour,” Devynn previously shared. “God has truly had his hands on us and our careers. We are forever grateful for every opportunity.”
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