Luke Combs Performs ‘Fast Car’ With Tracy Chapman At the Grammys [WATCH]

It’s a live collaboration that will undoubtedly be talked about for years to come. Luke Combs was joined by Tracy Chapman to sing “Fast Car” during the live Grammy Awards ceremony, several months after Combs had a No. 1 hit with the iconic song.

Combs decided to include “Fast Car” on his Gettin’ Old album, a song he used to perform during sound check, never imagining how much fans would enjoy his version of the 1988 hit. The song became a No. 1 hit for Combs, an impressive feat he credited to Chapman.

‘Fast Car’ has surprised me more than you can imagine,” Combs told Billboard. “Tracy Chapman wrote this perfect song that I first heard with my dad and it has stayed with me since. I have played it in my live show now for six-plus years and everyone — I mean everyone — across all these stadiums relates to this song and sings along. That’s the gift of a supernatural songwriter.”

Chapman spoke out when “Fast Car” landed at the top of the charts, praising Combs for his rendition of her ’90s hit.

“I never expected to find myself on the country charts, but I’m honored to be there,” Chapman said at the time. “I’m happy for Luke and his success and grateful that new fans have found and embraced ‘Fast Car.’”

“Fast Car’ earned Combs a CMA Award for Single of the Year, and Chapman another one for Song of the Year, accolades Combs never predicted.

“It’s insane, really,” Combs said backstage at the CMA Awards. “I remember sitting in my apartment, I was teaching myself how to play guitar at  21 years old, and spending just days and days and days trying to teach myself how to play that lick, which we all know is so iconic. And I finally figured it out after about a month and a half or two months, ’cause I was so new at playing guitar. But I knew that I wanted to play that song.

“And I remember the first time I got it down, then I tried to sing while I was playing it. I couldn’t do it, ’cause it was so advanced of a thing for me and where I was as a guitar player,” he continued. “And then it took me a few more months to be able to sing it and play it at the same time. It’s been a long journey. That song’s been a huge part of my life for a long time. And, all credit to Tracy for writing one of the best songs ever. It’s insane to behold this for sure.”

The song was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance, with that trophy going to Chris Stapleton for “White Horse” instead.