Luke Combs ‘Excited’ To Perform At The 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards
The country star is also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance with his cover of “Fast Car.”
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Combs has been added to the lineup of performers for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The latest roundup of artists tapped to take the stage during the coveted awards show was revealed Sunday (Jan. 21) on CBS. Along with Combs, Burna Boy and Travis Scott will also perform, joining previously announced acts Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo.
Live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and hosted by Trevor Noah, Music’s Biggest Night® will take place on Sun, Feb. 4, 2024. The evening will unite artists of all genres to celebrate their impact on the music industry and reveal this year’s winners.
How To Watch The 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards
The 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on Sun, Feb. 4, 2024, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.* Prior to the Telecast, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® will be broadcast live from the Peacock Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on live.GRAMMY.com.
On GRAMMY® Sunday, fans can access exclusive behind-the-scenes GRAMMY Awards content, including performances, acceptance speeches, interviews from the GRAMMY Live red-carpet special, and more via the Recording Academy’s digital experience on live.GRAMMY.com. The show was produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy® for the fourth consecutive year. Ben Winston, Raj Kapoor and Jesse Collins are executive producers.
Additional performers will be announced in the coming days and weeks. Learn more about how to watch the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards HERE.
Luke Combs Is Also Vying For A Win In The Category Of Best Country Solo Performance
In addition to performing a song, which has yet to be announced, Combs is going to the evening as a nominee for Best Country Solo Performance with his cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 song “Fast Car.” This marks the first time in 35 years that the tune has been nominated for a GRAMMY. Back in February of 1989, Tracy Chapman was vying for six awards and ended up taking home three – Best New Artist, Best Contemporary Folk Recording and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for “Fast Car.”
The tune penned solely by Chapman saw a resurgence in popularity when Luke Combs released a cover on his latest album, Gettin’ Old, which arrived on March 24, 2023. The project features 18 tracks, including “Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old,” “See Me Now,” “Joe,” “Tattoo On A Sunburn,” “5 Leaf Clover” and more.
Fans quickly fell in love with the North Carolina native’s take on the song and it ended up earning Combs his 16th consecutive No.1 single on country radio. As a result, “Fast Car” became the first song by a male solo artist to secure the No.1 spot on both the Hot AC and Country Airplay charts. In November of 2023, his cover also won song of the year at the 57th Annual CMA Awards, making Chapman the first Black songwriter to win this award.
While Chapman was not on site for the historic evening, she had pre-written a statement, which was presenter Sara Evans read to the audience. Chapman said it was “truly an honor for my song to be newly recognized after 35 years of its debut.”
During his own acceptance speech, Combs thanked Chapman “for writing one of the best songs of all time.”
Gearing Up For The Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour
Following his upcoming GRAMMY appearance, Luke Combs will embark on his Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour, beginning April 12 in Milwaukee, WI. The trek will include stops in 13 cities before wrapping up in Houston, TX next August.
Cody Jinks, The Avett Brothers, Charles Wesley Godwin, Hailey Whitters, The Wilder Blue, Jordan Davis, Mitchell, Tenpenny, Drew Parker and Colby Acuff will sereve as special guests on select dates.
For the full list of Luke Combs’ upcoming tour dates, click HERE.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.