Notably, Chapman originally performed “Fast Car” solo at the 31st annual Grammy Awards in February 1989.
His recording earned a nomination for Best Country Solo Performance at this year’s Grammys. Moreover, “Fast Car” clinched Single of the Year and Song of the Year honors at the 2023 Country Music Association Awards.
Reflecting on the significance of “Fast Car,” Combs shared a personal anecdote about his father’s influence on his love for the song.
“When I was 5 years old, my dad and I would be in his truck, and he would always play music for me. He had a Tracy Chapman cassette tape, and ‘Fast Car’ is one of the first songs I remember,” said the North Carolina native.
“I never expected to find myself on the country charts, but I’m honored to be there.”
She acknowledged Combs’ success and the newfound appreciation for “Fast Car”.