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Dolly Parton Has The Best Reaction To 'America's Got Talent' Group's 'Jolene'-Inspired Original Song

Dolly Parton Has The Best Reaction To 'America's Got Talent' Group's 'Jolene'-Inspired Original Song
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Legendary country singer and songwriter Dolly Parton only had kind things to say about country music trio Chapel Hart's "Jolene" inspired song they performed on America's Got Talent.

Sisters Danica Hart, Devynn Hart and first cousin Trea Swindle auditioned for the show with the original song “You Can Have Him, Jolene.” The Mississippi trio explained their name is derived from the small community they live in called Hart's Chapel—named for their family because there's "just too many of us."

To say their audition went well is an understement.

If you haven't seen the performance, here it is:

Danica Hart explained:

"We've always been country music fans and Dolly is by far our favorite."

Devynn Hart and Trea Swindle chimed in with:

"Dolly for President!"

Danica Hart continued:

"We were so inspired by the song ‘Jolene,’ and we just loved the storyline."
"We figured, though, from 1973 to 2022, we could not still be fighting over this same man."
"So, we decided to tell her, you can just have him, Jolene!”

Celebrity judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sophia Vergara and the crowd were delighted by the high energy song.

Chapel Hart received a standing ovation for their performance.

The Judges and host Terry Crews, awarded the trio a “group golden buzzer” so Chapel Hart would be sent straight to the live shows.

The show shared Chapel Hart's audition on Twitter.

AGT made certain to tag Dolly Parton in their caption.

Twitter users started to tag Parton as well, hoping she would notice the amazing performance.

And the musical legend did not disappoint.

Dolly Parton tweeted her praise of Chapel Hart and "You Can Have Him, Jolene." She added it was her husband of 55 years Carl’s birthday, but joked she wouldn’t tell the titular Jolene about it.

Parton tweeted:

"What a fun new take on my song, [Chapel Hart]! 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 😉"

Chapel Hart was thrilled to hear Parton’s response.

But that wasn't the end of the accolades for the Mississippi family trio.

Praise came pouring in from other performers and celebrities.

While the trio has been trying for years, they've never gotten the notice of major record companies or venues before.

Chapel Hart was so thrilled with Dolly Parton’s endorsement, they decided to make a modest proposal to the Grand Ole Opry.

And the legendary venue responded, complete with a cake.

Chapel Hart happily accepted...


...but it's all good.

The Opry graciously accepted the new date.

Country star Darius Rucker shared that the ladies appear on his next album...

...and the trio is seeing a huge boost in song and album sales online.

Chapel Hart is the second act in America's Got Talent history to receive a group Golden Buzzer.

Their next appearance on AGT will be on the live shows. AGT airs on tuesday nights on NBC and the next day on Peacock.