#BlackCountryBae: Chapel Hart

L to R: Trea, Danica, Devynn
So my little rant about Lenny Kravitz making a good point got me thinking: I need to talk about a few, very specific Black country artists on here, because they're basically in the same boat as their alternative cousins (though admittedly a little better off).

Hailing from Poplarville, Mississippi, this trio comprises sisters Danica and Devynn Hart, and their cousin Trea. Trea and Danica initially got their start in New Orleans under a different stage name. While Danica usually serves as lead vocalist, all three ladies possess superior vocal ability (Trea sometimes even raps). While their effortless harmonies and catchy, upbeat songs have earned them a dedicated following, they still don't have a record deal or any sponsorships. Sound familiar?

A friend recommended them to me when they came to national attention on America's Got Talent, and my obsession with them as been slowly growing ever since. I don't have a favorite song yet, as I'm still working through their surprisingly large body of work.

Chapel Hart are a wholesome listen; their lyrics are simple, usually G-rated, and often funny, so they're great for mixed company. They've already become a comfort band for me; it's really hard to listen to them and stay in a lousy mood. If I didn't already live in the South, their music would compel me to move some small quiet town in the middle of nowhere. Having grown up in West Virginia though, I know better.

Even if you're not a country fan, please follow them on Instagram and TikTok. They deserve the love.


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