Last year, Combs released a cover of “Fast Car” which has landed him a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance. It surpassed the original’s peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually reached No. 2 on that chart.
As a result of its success, Chapman became the first Black woman to have the sole songwriting credit on a No. 1 country hit. She later called it an honor and expressed gratitude for the song reaching new fans.
Revisit both versions of the song below.
The “Fast Car” cover was also honored as Song of the Year at the CMAs, though Chapman wasn’t able to make the ceremony. “It’s truly an honor for my song to be newly recognized after 35 years of its debut,” she said in a statement. “Thank you to the CMAs and a special thanks to Luke and all of the fans of ‘Fast Car.’”