Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Luke Combs impressed the audience at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night with a remarkable duet alongside Tracy Chapman, performing the hit song “Fast Car.”
During Sunday night’s 2024 Grammy Awards, while Chris Stapleton emerged as one of country music’s top winners, Luke Combs and Lainey Wilson captured the spotlight with their prominent appearances on the CBS telecast.
Stapleton’s track “White Horse” clinched victories for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song in the pre-telecast ceremony, though he was absent to receive the accolades.
Lainey Wilson’s album “Bell Bottom Country” secured the award for Best Country Album during the televised segment of the event.
Expressing her gratitude from the stage, Wilson remarked, “This is absolutely wild, y’all. I am from a farming community in North East Louisiana, a little town of 200 people. I’m a fifth-generation farmer’s daughter, and I would consider myself a farmer, too. And everybody that I surround myself with, I think they’re farmers, too – they’re story farmers. It’s about getting up every single day and planting those seeds and watering them and watching them grow. Sometimes, when you find the right farming community, you can have the harvest of a lifetime. I truly believe that, and I think that’s exactly what this is tonight.”
Luke Combs delivered one of the evening’s most stirring moments with his heartfelt rendition of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit “Fast Car,” performed alongside a visibly moved Chapman. This performance marked Chapman’s first televised appearance in nine years. Combs, impeccably attired in a dark suit, exuded admiration as he gazed at Chapman while she began the song. The duo alternated verses before joining voices for the final chorus. Taylor Swift, who garnered attention by winning Best Pop Vocal Album for “Midnights” and announcing her forthcoming album “The Tortured Poets Department” set for release on April 19, was seen enthusiastically singing along, as were The War And Treaty, who raised their fists in the air in solidarity.
At the conclusion of the show, Swift made history by clinching an unprecedented fourth Grammy for Album of the Year with her album “Midnights,” securing the last trophy of the evening.
Brandy Clark kicked off the day’s victories by performing her song “Dear Insecurity” during the pre-telecast ceremony, and alongside her producer and duet partner Brandi Carlile, she earned the award for Best Americana Performance with the same track.
Expressing her gratitude, Clark stated, “I want to thank my mom for always believing in me, whatever my crazy dreams have been. Mostly, I want to thank Brandi Carlile for making this record with me and … championing so many of us.”
Additional winners from the country or country-adjacent categories in the untelevised pre-telecast ceremony included Kacey Musgraves and Zach Bryan, who secured the trophy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with “I Remember Everything.” Jason Isbell was awarded Best American Roots Song for “Cast Iron Skillet” and also won Best Americana Album for “Weathervanes.”
The arrangement of “Folsom Prison Blues” featuring John Carter Cash, Tommy Emmanuel, Markus Illko, Janet Robin, and Roberto Luis Rodriguez, performed by The String Revolution featuring Tommy Emmanuel, earned the distinction of Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or A Cappella.