The all-female country music trio known as Chapel Hart experienced a life-changing moment when they stepped on the stage to audition for this season of America’s Got Talent and earned a gold buzzer. Since that day, the trio made up of sisters Danica Hart and Devynn Hart, and their cousin Trea Swindle have set new goals for their career as a band, which includes some dream collaborations.
After performing their original song, “You Can Have Him Jolene,” in response to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” they earned a standing ovation from the AGT judges followed by praise from Simon Cowell and the best response of all, the gold buzzer.
When they first stepped on stage in front of the audience, Cowell asked where they see themselves in five years. The Mississippi natives responded, “world domination,” earning a roar of laughter from the crowd. Throughout the entire performance, Cowell continued to show an unusual level of excitement until the four judges, plus host Terry Crews, hit the ultimate buzzer together, sending them straight to the live show. As gold confetti consumed the trio, they shed tears of excitement and shock for the realization that this could be the very opportunity that would “break down that door” of country music, as Cowell explained.
Not only did they receive high praise from the judges and the audience, but country music icons Dolly and Loretta Lynn also shared her support for Chapel Hart. Plus, they were invited to make their debut at the historic Grand Ole Opry.
“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,” Dolly wrote on Twitter.
The trio couldn’t contain their excitement. They took to social media to respond, “🎺🎺Here ye! Here ye! The 👑QUEEN👑 has spoken!!! And can somebody call the mortician cause we just died a little bit 😭😆”
🎺🎺Here ye! Here ye! The 👑QUEEN👑 has spoken!!! And can somebody call the mortician cause we just died a little bit 😭😆 https://t.co/bdEc7ARIGp
— Chapel Hart (@ChapelHartBand) July 20, 2022
When it comes to future duets and collaborations, the trio expressed that they have dreamt of working with country megastars such as Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Carrie Underwood and Toby Keith.
“In the next year, I just want to open for everybody,” Danica revealed on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown. “Zac Brown, can you sing a duet with me, please? Garth Brooks, I don’t even think he has openers. I just want to come and sing with him. I want to sing with everybody.”
Not only would they love to sing with Underwood, but they added that they could see themselves forming a relationship with the “Before He Cheats” singer.
“And honestly, we pretty much just want to make friends and sing with you, for the whole year,” Danica quips.
This might be our favorite “Get To Know Them” segment in all of #cmtHot20 history, and we’re letting it live rent-free in our heads for eternity. Get to know the eclectic & electric ladies of @ChapelHartBand right here: pic.twitter.com/nbLOnUAMX7
— CMT Hot 20 Countdown (@cmtHot20) August 1, 2022
Setting their sights high, the threesome shared that another goal that’s high on their bucket list is to open for Toby Keith on tour one day.
“Everybody wants to be like Toby Keith. ‘I wanna talk about me, wanna talk about I,’ Trea says. “But actually, I want to go on tour with Toby Keith too.”
The country trio do have one massive collaboration with a country superstar on way the way as they recently revealed they have recorded a song with Darius Rucker.
Chapel Hart’s next performance is scheduled for August 18 at the Illinois State Fair followed by their return to the Grand Ole Opry on September 17.