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See Chapel Hart's Thrilling Return to AGT with Fun New Song "Fam Damily"
The America's Got Talent Season 17 finalists performed an original country tune.
Chapel Hart just returned to the AGT stage!
On September 7, the America's Got Talent Season 17 finalists came back to the show to perform an original song during the third week of Season 18's Live Results Show. The song was called "Fam Damily," and the heartwarming and clever lyrics told the story of how the trio got secret tattoos to celebrate the quirkiness of their family. During their performance, they harmonized perfectly to the upbeat music and did some fun choreography.
After the Judges gave them a standing ovation, member Trea Swindle told Host Terry Crews that coming on America's Got Talent last year "literally changed [their] lives."
Since competing on AGT the group has performed at Nashville's legendary Grand Ole Opry House and the CMT Awards, in addition to releasing their latest album Glory Days, which includes "Fam Damily."
"There could not be a more appropriate title [of the album] right now, especially with all of this stuff happening," Swindle told NBC Insider. "Often we'll get older fans, especially, they'll tell us to remember there's a lot happening, but remember to slow down. Take it in. And, you know, really appreciate what we're doing right now. 'Cause these are literally the days that we'll be talking about with our grandchildren. So putting this album together, I feel like it has so much more of our hearts and souls in it. Because I feel like we've grown so much as individuals and as artists and as a band."
What to know about AGT's Chapel Hart
The country trio consists of sisters Devynn and Danica Hart, along with their cousin Trea Swindle. The group first appeared on America's Got Talent for Season 17 in 2022, auditioning with their original song "You Can Have Him, Jolene," which is a modernized, empowering interpretation of Dolly Parton's classic hit "Jolene."
"We’ve always been country music fans, and Dolly is by far our favorite," Danica explained to the Judges. "We were so inspired by the song ‘Jolene' we just love the storyline. 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 their audition, Chapel Hart received the second-ever group Golden Buzzer, and ended up finishing in 5th place that season.
Parton herself was impressed by the audition, even giving a shoutout to Chapel Hart and the song on her social media. "What a fun new take on my song!" Parton tweeted. "Carl's [Parton's husband] birthday is today, so I think I'll hang on to him, and I'm not notifying Jolene that today is his birthday."
"Welcome to Fist City" is an edgy take on Loretta Lynn's '60s hit "Fist City," with both songs telling the story of a someone who does not take kindly to a third party attempting to interfere with their relationship. Meanwhile, "If You Ain't Wearing Boots" shows off Chapel Hart's versatility as artists, as the serene music and peaceful lyrics offer a perfect balance to their repertoire.
To hear these songs performed live, the band is also currently on a national tour until early November. Tickets can be purchased here.
Includes reporting from McKenzie Jean-Philippe.