Tracy Chapman Tops Billboard’s Country Songwriters Chart Due To Luke Combs’ ‘Fast Car’ Cover

Tracy Chapman has topped Billboard‘s Country Songwriters chart for the first time in her career, thanks to Luke Combs‘ “Fast Car” cover.

Chapman rose from No. 3 to No. 1 on Country Songwriters chart dated June 17.

Combs’ version of the song, on which Chapman is the sole credited writer, holds at its No. 2 high on the Hot Country Songs chart and jumps 8-4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to Luminate, Combs’ cover recorded 34.2 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 30%; 20.2 million U.S. streams, up 1%; and 9,000 downloads sold, up 4%.

“Fast Car” was originally released on April 6, 1988, as the lead single from Chapman’s 1988 self-titled debut studio album. Combs released the cover version of the song on his 2023 album Gettin’ Old.

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