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Chapel Hart Performed Their Catchy Dolly Parton-Approved Track at the CMT Awards

The AGT 17 Finalists made their performance debut at country's biggest night!

By Jackie Manno
Chapel Hart on the CMT Awards red carpet

Chapel Hart made waves at the 2023 Country Music Television Awards this weekend!

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Not only did the America's Got Talent Season 17 Finalists stun at the awards ceremony, but they gave an awesome performance of one of their songs as well. On April 2, the gals posted a preview promo of the event on their official Instagram page.  "The CMT Music Awards is where the party's at," Danica Hart said.

"You know that's right," Trea Swindle chimed in. 

"Austin will never be the same!" Devynn Hart added before they drove away in a convertible with Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. "Awh heck yeah!" they all excitedly chanted in unison. 

"You heard the Reverend @billyfgibbons… let’s get this party started!!! 🎉 Be sure to tune in to the #CMTawards TONIGHT on @cbstv at 8/7c. Your girls will be performing and walking the red carpet!!! Yes you read that right!! Let us know if you’ll be tuning in. 🙌" they captioned the clip. 

During their red carpet arrival the trio showed up in matching, striking bright yellow outfits. Danica wore a ruffled asymmetrical gown, Trea rocked a two piece jumper, while Devynn sported a slinky velvet number. 

For their actual onstage performance, the Mississippi natives changed outfits to sing a quick rendition of their original tune "You Can Have Him, Jolene". The song is an empowering response to Dolly Parton's hit "Jolene", where Chapel Hart spread a progressive message about loving yourself first (the song was later personally approved by Parton herself on her Twitter account). 

Chapel Hart performed this tune during their America's Got Talent Audition in Season 17, and ended earning the Golden Buzzer. "We were so inspired by the song 'Jolene,' and we just love the storyline. And we figured, though, from 1973 to 2022, we could not still be fighting over the same man," Danica explained to the Judges and crowd about the song's origin story. "So we decided to tell her, 'You can just have him, Jolene.'" 

The trio's lives have been very busy lately, as they released a new single a few days ago. The song is called "Welcome to Fist City", and it is a catchy nod to country singer Loretta Lynn's 1960s hit "Fist City." Listen to Chapel Hart's spicy new take on the tune here. 

"ALL THE TIME HAS COME!!! 🥳 Take a listen to our brand new single 'Welcome To Fist City' !!! We are so excited and we hope and pray we made the legendary @lorettalynnofficial proud 😃💕." Chapel Hart captioned their Instagram post announcing the song.

Golden Buzzer: Chapel Hart Wows the Judges with Original "You Can Have Him Jolene" | NBC's AGT 2022

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