Country trio Chapel Hart wowed “America’s Got Talent” judges this week with their Dolly Parton- inspired “You Can Have Him, Joleen,” so much so that they earned a coveted Golden Buzzer.
Thursday, the rest of the country started catching on to what Nashville insiders have known for a long time. In fact, the women repeatedly wondered if “this is real life.”
Chapel Hart shot to No. 1 on iTunes, heard from Dolly Parton, suggested a slate of duets with fellow country trios and received an invitation to make their Grand Ole Opry debut.
Here’s a round-up of how the day unfolded.
When trio – comprised of sisters Danica and Devlyn Hart and cousin Trea Swindle – learned they had shot to the top of iTunes, they excitedly joked that fans were trying to give them a heart attack.
"🤯 Y’all really tryna give ya girls a heart attack!! Not #1 on iTunes?!?!?" they said.
When Parton tweeted about them, they said they needed a 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 😭😆
Then members floated the idea that the only thing that would make the day better was an invitation to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.
That dream came through, too.
" IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?! We graciously accept…as soon as we pick our jaws up off of the floor 😭😭😭" they said.
“Y’all, life is not real right now,” said Danica Hart on Instagram. “Thank you so much to the Grand Ole Opry and all the people out there supporting us and backing us and championing behind us.”
Trea Swindle added: “I can’t make words.”
“So we've been tossing around the idea of collaborations with other trios cuz 3s the magic number✨like with @ladya @thechicks @PistolAnnies @essex_countyUK Any suggestions? Guess you could call it a #SexySextet 😏”
While Lady A, The Chicks and Pistol Annies are already established super stars, Essex County is an up-and-coming British brother trio with family harmonies similar to Chapel Hart's blend that caught the attention of the “America’s Got Talent” judges. The brothers are most known for their streaming hit “So Good” and have teased new music is coming soon.
Speaking of teasing, Darius Rucker revealed he has a duet with Chapel Hart on his next album.
In case you missed it, here’s the performance that started it all for the Mississippi natives.