By Maxim Mower
Tracy Chapman's rare appearance and the fact that Luke Combs kept glancing across the stage every five seconds, clearly in awe of the legendary songwriter, ensured this performance was a spine-tingling highlight of the Los Angeles ceremony.
However, it was made all the more heartwarming for viewers when they saw Taylor Swift leaping to her feet and singing along to every word, with Jelly Roll and The War and Treaty also not afraid to jump up and show their love for Chapman and Combs’ duet.
Jelly Roll was the life of the party across the entire Grammy weekend, with the ’Need A Favor’ hitmaker performing ‘Bad Machine’ at Bon Jovi's tribute event, as well as stopping by for a plethora of jovial interviews as he praised his fellow Best New Artist nominees.
Although she wasn't on her feet like Jelly Roll, The War and Treaty and Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey also appeared to enjoy Chapman and Combs’ ‘Fast Car’ performance, with the ’Video Games’ singer-songwriter sat in front of Taylor Swift.
It's safe to say we'd love to see Lana teaming up with Luke Combs for her upcoming debut country album, which is set to be called ‘Lasso’ and is slated for a September release.
Endearingly, behind Taylor Swift, Meryl Streep can also be seen lapping up each second of ‘Fast Car’, which will undoubtedly go down as one of the best performances of the night.
Luke Combs concluded the 2024 Grammys duet by bowing down to Tracy Chapman, who first released ‘Fast Car’ back in 1988. Combs’ version of the slow-burning anthem reached No. 1 at Country Radio last year, with Chapman toasting the North Carolina native's success soon after, “I never expected to find myself on the country charts, but I’m honoured to be there. I’m happy for Luke and his success and grateful that new fans have found and embraced ‘Fast Car’”.
Following the Grammys performance, Tracy Chapman's version of ‘Fast Car’ has surged to No. 2 on the US iTunes Chart, with fans falling back in love with the track. At the time of writing, Luke Combs’ rendition has taken the fourth spot on the all-genre listing.
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