After winning over millions of fans with their standout America’s Got Talent (AGT) audition, rising country trio Chapel Hart caught the attention of legends like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Darius Rucker.
Now, Chapel Hart have been invited to perform on country music’s most famous stage – the Grand Ole Opry, and Rucker revealed that he has a duet with them that will be featured on his forthcoming new album.
Following the trio’s performance of “You Can Have Him Jolene” on AGT, which earned a golden buzzer from the AGT judges and host, Rucker took to social media to praise their audition.
“Hell yes!!! Go y’all!!” Rucker wrote.
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.
Already put them on my next record. https://t.co/EwLZ0swTYo
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) July 20, 2022
Chapel Hart Recently Revealed How Darius Rucker Got In Contact With Them To Join Him On A Duet
Chapel Hart recently sat down to chat with TMZ about their upcoming appearance on Rucker’s new album.
“It’s been so crazy, even Darius Rucker… We recorded a song with him a little while ago, so, we’ve been having to be quiet about it and he just kind of let the cat out of the bag the other day,” Danica shared.
Devynn told the outlet that Rucker was one of the first artist to give them a chance.
“He really took a chance on us and he saw some of our stuff online and he was like ‘I love what you ladies are doing. I have an idea and I want to hear you guys on this song,” Devynn added.
Danica then chimed in saying, “he’s like ‘I hear this, y’all just take it and kind of play around with it’ and we just took it and like it just blew up into this… and we sent him a message and were like ‘let us know what you think.’ We were like waiting on edge and he was like ‘got it, thank you,’ and we were like ‘oh, guess it wasn’t as good as we thought.’ Then two weeks later, he comes and is like ‘oh my God, what have y’all done? I love it!’ So, he just kind of went crazy. So hopefully fingers crossed, you’ll get to hear that soon.”
The buzzed-about country trio were also asked how Rucker got in touch with them.
“He sent us a message on Twitter and I was like y’all I think we’re going spammed because somebody is saying that they’re Darius Rucker,” Trea explained, before Danica added, “there is a Darius Rucker account that’s playing with our emotions and I think he heard us sing a version of ‘Delta Dawn’ and we saw that he reshared it and we were like ‘whatttt?’ and then we did Tanya Tucker and then a little bit after that he was like ‘I just wanted to reach out and say hey’ and we’re like ‘oh my God.’”
The Darius Rucker and Chapel Hart duet is expected to appear on Rucker’s “next album,” according to Trea.
Chapel Hart’s album, The Girls Are Back in Town, went to the tops of the iTunes Country charts and their song “You Can Have Him Jolene” went to No. 1 on the iTunes Country Songs chart.
The group, who are not currently signed, also told TMZ that several record labels have gained interest in the trio since their appearance on AGT.
“We don’t have a record deal. We’ve had a few record labels that have gone ‘hey, we saw you guys and looks like we might be able to work together,’ so we had a couple of people reach out,” Danica revealed.
Chapel Hart, comprised of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart and their cousin Trea Swindle, performed “You Can Have Him Jolene,” a response to Dolly Parton’s “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.
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.