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Tracy Chapman Shatters Records as the First Black Female to Clinch CMA’s Song of the Year Award

Tracy Chapman Shatters Records

Tracy Chapman Shatters Records as the First Black Female to Clinch CMA’s Song of the Year Award. At the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on Wednesday night, Tracy Chapman was honored with the Song of the Year trophy for her hit “Fast Car” from 1988. This was a historic event in the history of the awards show.

                                Tracy Chapman Shatters Records as the First Black Female                                   to Clinch CMA’s Song of the Year Award

Chapman is the first Black composer in the history of the Country Music Association to win this award since the competition started in 1967. This victory represents a major milestone.

According to NPR, Chapman’s heartfelt song “Fast Car,” which has touched people’s hearts all across the world, reached its highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 list at No. 6 more than three decades ago.

Following the first release of the song, the singer-songwriter was honoured with a Grammy Award victory in the category of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The song had previously been nominated for three Grammys.

However, in recent months “Fast Car” has enjoyed a resurrection as a result of the great singer Luke Combs paying respect to the evergreen classic with his rendition of the song in April.

This year’s CMAs honoured Combs with the title of Single of the Year due to the success of his cover version, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and earned him the prize.

Chapman was unable to attend the event due to unforeseen circumstances; however, she did send a sincere written message conveying her thanks for all that had been done for her.

She expressed her regret by saying, “I’m sorry I couldn’t join you all tonight.” After its first release 35 years ago, the fact that my song is just now receiving fresh recognition is an incredible honour. Thank you to the CMAs, and a particular thank you to Luke and all of the people that like ‘Fast Car.'”

Combs heaped appreciation on “Fast Car” and the person who wrote it during his speech of acceptance for the award for Single of the Year. He talked passionately about the deep influence that the song had on his life and described it as his “first favorite song.”

He expressed his gratitude by saying, “First and foremost, I want to thank Tracy Chapman for writing one of the best songs of all time,” which he did in a heartfelt manner. “I had no intention of doing that; I just recorded it because I adore this song so much,” she said.

It has been of tremendous significance to me over the whole of my life. It has been my all-time favourite song ever since I was four years old, making it my very first favourite song.

A spectacular musical career, highlighted by successes such as “Give Me One Reason,” “Baby Can I Hold You,” and “Crossroads,” was built by Chapman. She has been nominated for 13 Grammys and has won four of them


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Written by Aliyah Collins