Chapel Hart Returns To ‘America’s Got Talent’ For Performance Of Their Small-Town Family Anthem “Fam Damily”

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I can’t get enough of Chapel Hart.

The trio consisting of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart, along with their cousin Trea Swindle, took America’s Got Talent by storm last year when they auditioned with their original song “You Can Have Him Jolene.”

The boot-stomper is a fresh response to Dolly Parton’s classic hit, with Danica explaining the inspiration behind the song:

“We’ve always been country music fans, and Dolly is by far our favorite. We were so inspired by the song ‘Jolene’ and we just loved the story line, and we figured though, from 1973 to 2022, we could not still be fighting over the same man. So we decided to tell her, you can just have him, Jolene.”

After finishing fifth on the talent competition (which is a travesty, honestly), the Mississippi natives have taken country music by storm with their infectious personalities and their fresh country sound on their latest album Glory Days. 

Chapel Hart was named as a member of the Grand Ole Opry‘s 2023 Opry NextStage class, and have been winning over fans at every stop on their tour with their high-energy, real deal country music.

But last night they made a special return to the stage that gave them their big break.

The trio returned to America’s Got Talent for the first time since last season for a special performance of “Fam Damily,” a small-town family anthem from their latest album, and proved once again why they belonged on that stage – and why they belong in country music.

The song is an authentic and hilarious look at the dynamics of having a large family in a small town where everybody knows everybody, like their native Poplarville, Mississippi:

“We all got secret tattoos
We all know its secrets too
We’re all a little messed up but you can’t change it
‘Bout half of us got the same last name
We all got memories on that porch swing
Pick where you live and you can pick your friends
We’re fam damily until the end”

Speaking on the impact America’s Got Talent had on their career, Swindle summed it up for the group:

“It sounds like an overstatement but it literally changed our lives.”

I know sometimes it can be easy to dismiss artists who appear on these shows, but Chapel Hart is the real damn deal, and they’re real damn country too.

And if you missed it, Whiskey Riff recently had a blast playing Name That Tune: ’90s Country Edition with the ladies of Chapel Hart backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.

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