Tracy Chapman, who hasn't performed live on television for nine years, made a rare appearance at the 2024 Grammy Awards.

With the help of country musician Luke Combs, who was the one who first introduced her to the song, she sang her popular song "Fast Car" from 1988.

The performance was poignant and evocative, with Taylor Swift joining in singing and other guests joining in.

The performance coincided with the 35th anniversary of Chapman's initial rendition of the song at the Grammy Awards in 1989.

Chapman's most recent live television performance was in 2015 when she sang "Stand By Me" on The Late Show With David Letterman.

In 2020, Combs uploaded a video showcasing his solo acoustic rendition of "Fast Car," which ignited enthusiasm among his supporters.

"Fast Car" was released as a radio single in April 2020, reaching the second position on the Hot 100 chart and the top position on Billboard's Country Airplay chart for multiple weeks.

In November, Combs' "Fast Car" won Song of the Year at the CMA Awards, making Chapman the first black songwriter to do so.