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Luke Combs on Tracy Chapman Grammys Performance

Luke Combs on Tracy Chapman Grammys Performance

Luke Combs took a moment to reflect on his Grammys week, including his already-iconic performance of “Fast Car” with Tracy Chapman. Combs and Chapman, who broke out in the late ’80s and doesn’t often make public appearances, broke the internet on music’s biggest night with a performance of her song that he covered and received a Grammy nomination for. The country singer posted a carousel of images of his time in Los Angeles, which featured photos of him with Chapman, his wife, Ed Sheeran and even Taylor Swift. The lengthy caption noted he had so many laughs, tears, hugs and cheers throughout the week. He also shared that he was grateful to his whole team for working to make this happen and to his wife for always being by his side. He also looked back on his performance with Chapman and what it meant to him. “When it comes to the performance it’s still hard to process how amazing it really was to be up there on that stage. No doubt a defining moment of …

Tracy Chapman Drives Grammy-Goers Wild With Rare Fast Car Performance

Tracy Chapman Drives Grammy-Goers Wild With Rare Fast Car Performance

Tracy Chapman wasn’t sitting shotgun at this year’s Grammy Awards. The singer-songwriter left audiences in awe as she joined country artist Luke Combs for a duet of her 1988 hit Fast Car during Sunday’s ceremony. While Combs’ cover topped the country music charts this year, Chapman’s presence truly brought things back home. And she brought the A-list crowd to their feet, as Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and Kelly Clarkson stood up and sang along, some wiping tears from their eyes. Tracy Chapman truly brought down the house during the 66th Grammy Awards on Feb. 4, 2024. Amy Sussman via Getty Images The Talkin’ Bout a Revolution singer’s Grammys appearance was big for fans of the folk-rock talent, who has only performed on camera three times since 2009. Though Chapman has largely stayed out of the spotlight since Combs’ cover shot up the charts last year, she said she’s grateful for the new audience Fast Car has found. “I never expected to find myself on the country charts, but I’m honoured to be there,” …

Tracy Chapman Joins Luke Combs for Emotional ‘Fast Car’ Performance at 2024 GRAMMYs

Tracy Chapman Joins Luke Combs for Emotional ‘Fast Car’ Performance at 2024 GRAMMYs

Tracy Chapman made a rare onstage performance for music’s biggest night, and it was a moment to remember. Thirty-five years after the original release of her biggest hit, “Fast Car,” Chapman joined country singer Luke Combs to duet the single on the 2024 GRAMMYs stage.  The performance kicked off with Chapman becoming visibly emotional as she strummed the opening cords, before starting the performance. Combs soon appeared, trading in his signature hat and flannel for an all-black suit.  As the duo performed the chart-topping hit, the camera panned to audience members including Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Jelly Roll, who stood on their feet and sang word-for-word. Chapman and Combs stood proud at the end, as the star-studded auditorium gave them a standing ovation.  Getty Images The performance is a result of Combs’ country rendition of the emotional track on his 2023 album, Gettin’ Old, which catapulted the 1988 track to a whole new audience, quickly becoming the most-streamed song of the album.  It’s a particularly significant performance since the duet is Chapman’s first appearance in several years. …

Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ — The Story Behind the Song and How Luke Combs Gave It Another Life

Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ — The Story Behind the Song and How Luke Combs Gave It Another Life

Tracy Chapman is finally getting a new moment in the awards spotlight, 35 years after the release of her biggest hit, “Fast Car.” Country singer Luke Combs covered the emotional track on his 2023 album, Gettin’ Old, and the country rendition catapulted the 1988 track to a whole new audience, quickly becoming the most-streamed song off the album.  Combs’ cover also earned Chapman some historical awards. She became the first Black woman with a No. 1 on the country charts for a solo composition, and also the first Black woman to win the Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year at the 2023 awards ceremony. Although the notoriously reclusive Chapman wasn’t present for her CMA honor, presenter Sara Evans shared a statement from the groundbreaking artist. “I regret not being able to join you all tonight,” Chapman conveyed in her message. “It’s a genuine honor for my song to receive recognition anew after 35 years since its debut. Gratitude to the CMAs, and a special thank you to Luke and all the ‘Fast Car’ …

SZA to Perform at 2024 GRAMMYs: Here’s the Lineup

SZA to Perform at 2024 GRAMMYs: Here’s the Lineup

The GRAMMYs have nabbed A-list performers for its upcoming 66th annual ceremony. The Recording Academy has announced that SZA, this year’s top nominee with nine nods, will take the stage at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on Feb. 4. The “Kill Bill” singer, who’s nominated in the Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories, among others, joins previously announced performers Billy Joel and Joni Mitchell as artists set to take the stage on music’s biggest night. Joel’s GRAMMY performance will mark his first since 2002, when he performed alongside Tony Bennett in a duet of “New York State of Mind.”  Joel’s appearance at this year’s GRAMMYs coincides with the release of his first new song in years, “Turn the Lights Back On,” which is set to drop on Feb. 1. The singer is a GRAMMY Legend Award recipient and five-time GRAMMY winner. Taylor Hill/Getty Images Mitchell — a nine-time GRAMMY winner and 2002 recipient of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 — will perform for the first time at the awards show, while …

Billy Joel to Perform at 2024 GRAMMYs for First Time in 22 Years

Billy Joel to Perform at 2024 GRAMMYs for First Time in 22 Years

In anticipation of the 66th annual GRAMMY Awards, it was announced on Wednesday that music legend Billy Joel has joined the already impressive list of performers at this year’s show, promising a night of musical brilliance at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 4. Joel — who is a GRAMMY Legend Award recipient and five-time GRAMMY winner — will be taking the stage for his first performance at the prestigious awards ceremony for the first time since 2002, when he performed alongside Tony Bennett in a duet of “New York State of Mind.” Joel’s appearance at this year’s GRAMMYS coincides with the release of his first new song in years, “Turn the Lights Back On,” which is set to drop on Feb. 1. Taylor Hill/Getty Images Earlier this week, three other performers for this year’s shows were announced — including GRAMMY winner Burna Boy, who’s nominated in four categories this year: Best Global Music Album, Best Global Music Performance, Best Melodic Rap Performance, and Best African Music Performance. GRAMMY nominee Luke Combs — who is nominated …