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 Dolly 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.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) July 20, 2022
Fellow country music legend Loretta Lynn even got in on the action.
“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.
Following the whirlwind experience on AGT, Chapel Hart was surprised with the invitation to make their Opry debut.