LUKE'S "FAST CAR" IS OFF TO THE RACES

Luke Combs' cover of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" is proving to be a standout from his just-released album, Gettin' Old.

The River House/Columbia Nashville star delivers a country-rock version of the 1988 Grammy-winning Top 10 tune to a new audience of streamers. Combs' version is in the Top 20 of Spotify and Apple Music's U.S. charts and the Top 10 at iTunes.

The song's intro is familiar to many, yet a commercially successful cover of Chapman's standard has not been released this century. Combs has frequently covered it, performing "Fast Car" on the road and posting clips on Facebook in 2016. At the start of the pandemic, he livestreamed it from his man cave, creating a viral video.

In a recent interview on Today's Country Radio With Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music Country, Combs said that "Fast Car" has resonated with him since he was a child, asserting, “It’s my first favorite song. I remember listening to it with my dad in his truck when I was probably four years old.”

The reintroduction of "Fast Car" is moving listeners beyond Combs' customary fan base—his interpretation is starting to climb on Spotify's global chart as well. How far can it go? Stay tuned.

Is it too late to post our cover of "Wonderwall" on Soundcloud? Listen to Combs' version of "Fast Car" below.

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