Luke Combs Chats About Why He Covered "Fast Car." "My Dad Would Play It All The Time"
Country superstar Luke Combs is putting us in our feels after he released his version of the Tracey Chapman classic Fast Car.
Luke: David Bergman. Tracy: John Redman/Associated Press
Last Friday fans were blessed with a new project from Combs, Gettin' Old. The18 track album includes songs fans were hoping for like "Joe," and "Five Leaf Clover." To be honest we are most excited about the only cover the award winning songwriter has ever released Tracey Chapman's hit "Fast Car"
Luke first posted the cover to his YouTube page during the 2020 pandemic and fans were immediately impressed! Fans have noticed that in the past weeks the cover has been pulled from his YouTube only aiding the rumors! Fans have been speculating that the 1988 hit would be on the record as he has been playing the hit live at a string of his current shows!
This week in an interview with iHeart Country, Luke chatted about what inspired him to cover the iconic hit.
"I've never met Tracy, actually. The first time I heard this song I was in my Dad's brown, two-by-four 1988 F-150 with a tan camper top on the back of it" Luke told iHeart. "It had a cassette player in it," Luke continues.
"My dad had that record and would play it all the time. That was just one of the first songs really, that I ever remember hearing, listening to and being one of my favorite songs. It's always just been one of my favorite songs for my entire life. I was really blessed to have the opportunity to record this and for the fans to be able to hear it."
It is almost like this cover was fate. The 90s hit fits perfectly inline with Combs' style, and if you didn't know better, could be his own tune.
Luke's cover has sparked a social media reaction that is bigger than he probably realizes. Dozens of TikTok videos have surfaced of fans reflecting on the tune, now as adults.
Fans are also elated that the tune has made Luke's setlist on his current world tour. Needless to say, Tracy would be proud.