Luke Combs leads Country’s best this year with “Fast Car”
Country music has been a beloved genre for decades, with each year bringing new artists, sounds, and themes to the forefront. As we look ahead to 2024, it’s clear that country music is still going strong and will continue to touch listeners’ hearts.
Music enthusiasts were undoubtedly ecstatic when the bestselling country music artist, Luke Combs, announced his remake of Tracy Chapman‘s beloved 1988 hit, “Fast Car.” The song was first released last year, and it has since become one of the best songs of 2023, given its catchy melody, poignant lyrics, and incredible harmonies. Music has the power to bring people together, evoke powerful emotions, and connect us to our past. Luke Combs’ remake of Fast Car is a perfect example of how music can transcend boundaries and time. The song has been a massive hit in 2023, and it is no surprise why. The compelling lyrics, Luke Combs’ powerhouse vocals, and the unique musical arrangement undoubtedly make it one of the best songs of the year. The song’s success is not just a testament to Combs’ incredible talent but also an acknowledgment of Tracy Chapman’s timeless and powerful lyrics. It indeed is a classic for the ages.
Let’s delve into a country artist who is poised to make waves in the industry in 2024, Erin Kirby, a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Kirby’s authentic and heartfelt approach encapsulates the essence of country music. While she independently released a few exceptional tracks this year, including the catchy summer snapper “Boys These Days,” it was her collaboration with Kameron Marlowe on “I Can’t Lie (The Truth Is)” that captivated audiences. Kirby’s rendition came to life after her viral TikTok artist duet caught the attention of Marlowe and his fans, who eagerly requested a collaboration.
Of course, country music wouldn’t be complete without some established legends making their mark. One such icon is Luke Bryan, who has been a mainstay of the genre since his debut over a decade ago. Bryan’s ability to combine up-tempo party anthems like “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” has endeared him to fans across the country. Another household name Miranda Lambert, whose fierce independence and powerful vocals have made her one of the most beloved performers of our time along with Maddie & Tae continued with a few holdovers from 2022.
When it comes to individual songs that will dominate the charts in 2023, there are several standout hits. One such song is “Outskirts” by Sam Hunt, with a gritty vocal delivery and relatable lyrics, the song is that connects with listeners from all walks of life. Another song to look out for is “Save Me” by Jelly Roll and Laney Wilson, which tells the story of two lovers who try escape to the countryside for a peaceful getaway. Laney’s soaring vocals and the song’s catchy chorus make it a perfect addition any playlist.
As you can see, there are plenty of exciting country songs and artists to look forward to in 2024. From rising stars to established icons, collaborations to solo hits, this list is just a taste of what’s to come.