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Grammys 2024: Tracy Chapman Joins Luke Combs On ‘Fast Car’

Song was a massive hit for Combs last year
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(L-R) Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs perform onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Arena (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Tracy Chapman made her first live appearance in years at the Grammys. The singer-songwriter joined Luke Combs to perform her 1988 song “Fast Car,” where they traded verses.

Last year, Combs’ cover of the song topped Billboard’s Radio Songs chart for four weeks. It also landed at No. 1 on the adult pop and country charts for two weeks each and peaked at No. 6 on Top 40 radio and No. 2 on the Hot 100. Chapman’s original version peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100.

Combs was nominated in the Best Country Solo Performance category for his cover of that song, which lost out to Chris Stapleton’s “White Horse.”

Chapman had only performed publicly three times since wrapping up a 2009 tour.

Revisit our 1988 cover story on Chapman.