At the 2024 Grammy Awards, Tracy Chapman And Luke Combs serenaded the crowd with a duet of “Fast Car.” Combs, 33, opened the show by reminiscing about his early years spent enjoying Chapman’s original recording of “Fast Car.” According to him, the Smash song was his “favorite song” even before he knew what favorites meant.
During the awards show at the Crypto.com in LA, the singer-songwriter and the country singer, both 59, went on stage to perform their version of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 song. Tracy Chapman sang for the first time on television since 2020, when she appeared on Late Night with Seth Myers. 2009 saw her go on her farewell tour. Throughout the performance, Brandi Carlile and Taylor Swift were visibly standing, and as the song ended, the whole crowd stood in appreciation for them.
Tracy Chapman Says She Is Honored To Be At The Country Charts
Their duet comes after Combs’s #1 hit song cover, which was released nearly thirty years after the original release. At this year’s event, his cover was also nominated for the top country solo performance. When Combs originally released the twangy rendition in April 2023, the song shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and country music charts.
Combs said to the media in an exclusive interview that he started singing the song as it brought back pleasant memories of his early years spent with his dad, Chester Combs.
Before Combs admitted the song’s emotional resonance for him, Tracy Chapman discussed the cover with Billboard in July. “I never expected to find myself on the country charts, but I’m honored to be there.” “I’m glad for Luke’s accomplishments and appreciative that “Fast Car” has attracted new admirers,'” she said, continuing to compliment the country singer’s rendition to the source.