Tracy Chapman Is 1st Black Songwriter to Win CMA Song of the Year

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Tracy Chapman Is 1st Black Songwriter , to Win CMA Song of the Year.
The 2023 CMA Awards took
place in Nashville on Nov. 8.
The 2023 CMA Awards took
place in Nashville on Nov. 8.
Chapman's 35-year-old song, "Fast Car,"
was recently brought back into the spotlight
by Luke Combs, who covered the song.
Chapman's 35-year-old song, "Fast Car,"
was recently brought back into the spotlight
by Luke Combs, who covered the song.
His rendition hit No. 2 on the
'Billboard' Hot 100 over the summer.
The recognition helped Chapman
secure the nomination and ultimately
win song of the year, 'ET' reports. .
The feat makes her the first Black songwriter
to win that award at the CMAs.
Chapman wasn't able to accept her award in person,
but Sara Evans shared a statement in her absence. .
I regret not being able to join you
all tonight. It's a genuine honor
for my song to receive recognition
anew after 35 years since its debut. , Tracy Chapman, via statement.
Gratitude to the CMAs,
and a special thank you to
Luke and all the 'Fast Car' fans, Tracy Chapman, via statement.
Combs referred to "Fast Car" as
"one of the best songs of all time.".
This song has been a constant
throughout my entire life, reminding
me of moments with my dad. It's the
song I'll play for my son, and it will
undoubtedly be part of my own history. , Luke Combs, via statement.
To think that it will now be
synonymous with me is just insane,
considering how much it has meant
to me. So, I just want to say thank
you and congratulations to her, Luke Combs, via statement

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