Luke Combs expresses gratitude to Tracy Chapman for her support as his rendition of "Fast Car" achieves Platinum status
Luke Combs' cover of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" goes Platinum.
Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs are experiencing a perfect day filled with happy news as their single, "Fast Car," goes Certified Platinum by the RIAA. Luke's cover of the iconic 1988 hit has become one of the biggest songs in the world, and Tracy Chapman herself has expressed her happiness and honor at the success of his version. It's a surprising turn of events for Chapman, who never expected to find herself on the country charts but is grateful for the recognition.
Not only has the cover been topping the charts week after week, bringing major success to Combs, but it has also allowed Chapman to reach new heights. In fact, she has become the first black woman to top the country charts as a solo writer. This achievement is significant and opens the door for a whole new generation of country music fans who may not have been familiar with Chapman's music from the late '80s and early '90s. It's a win-win situation for both artists and their fans.
And let's not forget about the financial benefits. With the amount of streams and downloads the track is accumulating, Chapman is sure to receive a substantial paycheck for years to come. It's a well-deserved reward for her talent and the impact her music has had on countless people.
Combs, in turn, is incredibly grateful for Chapman's support. He acknowledges that her songwriting skills are supernatural, as evidenced by the universal appeal of "Fast Car." The success of his cover is beyond his wildest dreams, and he finds it cool that Chapman is receiving recognition and reaching new milestones. He appreciates her shout-out and the fact that she is feeling the love from fans.
For Combs, "Fast Car" holds a special place in his heart. He has been listening to the song since he was five years old, often hearing it in his dad's truck. It has become a core memory for him, reminding him of the time spent with his father. After performing the song on the road for many years, he felt it was time to record a studio version of the beloved tune.
The interaction between Chapman and Combs has been enjoyable to witness, and the news of Combs' gratitude towards the originating artist comes at the perfect time as the single achieves RIAA Platinum status just sixteen weeks after its release. "Fast Car" is currently dominating the Country Airplay Chart and has secured the second spot on the All-Genre Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks. With the massive demand for more tour dates, it's safe to say that Luke Combs is riding a wave of success and shows no signs of slowing down.
To celebrate the milestones achieved by the single, Combs has released an incredible live performance of "Fast Car." It's a testament to the power of the song and the impact it has had on both artists and their fans.