Chapel Hart‘s very cinematic video for “Welcome to Fist City” is out now. The trio, made up of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart and cousin Trea Swindle, included the song on their latest Glory Days album, released in May.
It was Loretta Lynn who requested that Chapel Hart create a new twist on one of her songs, after seeing them earn the golden buzzer when auditioning for America’s Got Talent in 2022, by performing “You Can Have Him Jolene,” a take on Dolly Parton‘s own “Jolene” hit.
The “Welcome to Fist City” video was filmed in their home state of Mississippi, with appearances by former Miss Mississippi Alexis Carter, WWE star Mickie James Nashville singer-songwriter Tera Fisher and former Mississippi Senator Tony Smith.
“Just when I think we can’t have more fun bringing a story to life, I’m proven wrong yet again,” Trea says. “Getting a chance to film this long-awaited video — and in the historic Clarksdale, MS no less — has been an experience I’ll never forget. I can only hope that it puts as many smiles on other people’s faces as much as it does mine every time I watch it!”
“This music video has you hanging on from the opening scene,” adds Danica. “Our hope is that people will watch our videos and ‘feel’ something! It feels like we did it again, you will laugh, you will gasp, you will say oh wow! Ultimately we hope folks have as much fun watching as we do making them! We may be ready for the big screen after this one!”
Chapel Hart not only honored Lynn with “Welcome to Fist City,” but in the video as well, holding a picture of the country music legend at the end of the video, as a way to honor their musical hero.
“It was so much fun!! I think the part that I enjoyed the most was watching the storyline of both ‘Fist City’ and ‘Welcome to Fist City’ come to life,” says Devynn. “I feel that the video truly ties everything together and creates a perfect vivid picture.”
When Chapel Hart wrote and recorded “Welcome to Fist City,” they were honored to have the encouragement and endorsement from Lynn, and even more honored to now introduce her music to a new wave of fans.
“We’ve noticed that, ever since ‘You Can Have Him Jolene’ kind of blew up, it’s been introducing the younger generation to the classic country,” Danica tells Everything Nash. “And I feel like we’ve been that musical bridge between the kids and their grandparents, between the kids and their parents. We have people listening to ‘Welcome to Fist City,’ and they’re like, ‘Well, wait a minute, what is ‘Fist City’ all about?’ And then they go and they discover Loretta songs.”