The big guns come out for Tom Petty tribute “Petty Country”

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Put on a Nudie shirt, grab a bottle of Bud and shout Yeeehaa!

“Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty”, a country tribute album curated by some of the late rocker’s closest friends and collaborators is officially set to be released on June 21st via Big Machine Records in partnership with the Tom Petty Estate and is available to pre-order now from here.

Executive produced by Petty’s close confidant, GRAMMY® Award-winner George Drakoulias (Barbie, The Black Crowes, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), with Randall Poster (Killers of the Flower Moon, Skyfall, Wes Anderson) and Scott Borchetta (Big Machine Label Group) the album finds some key names in country music exploring the extensive Petty catalogue and putting their own personal touches on some of his greatest hits. Highlights include songs by Petty’s longtime friends and collaborators, such as George Strait, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson with Lukas Nelson, Bluegrass pioneer Marty Stuart and The Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. Margo Price, Rhiannon Giddens—who most recently played banjo and viola on Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em”— Thomas Rhett, Wynonna Judd and Lainey Wilson also pay tribute with their own spin on Petty classics.

Being created with oversight from the late icon’s daughter, Adria Petty, the collection pulls from across various realms and seasons of his music to create a full picture of the impressive catalogue.

“Petty Country” tracklist:

“I Should Have Known It” by Chris Stapleton
“Wildflowers” by Thomas Rhett
“Runnin’ Down A Dream” by Luke Combs
“Southern Accents” by Dolly Parton
“Here Comes My Girl” by Justin Moore
“American Girl” by Dierks Bentley
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Lady A
“I Forgive It All” by Jamey Johnson
“I Won’t Back Down” by Brothers Osbourne
“Refugee” by Wynonna Judd & Lainey Wilson
“Angel Dream No.2” by Willie Nelson & Lukas Nelson
“Learning To Fly” by Eli Young Band
“Breakdown” by Ryan Hurd feat. Carly Pearce
“Yer So Bad” by Steve Earle
“Ways To Be Wicked” by Margo Price feat. Mike Campbell
“Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Midland
“Free Fallin’” by The Cadillac Three feat. Breland
“I Need To Know” by Marty Stuart And His The Fabulous Superlatives
“Don’t Come Around Here No More” by Rhiannon Giddens feat. Silkraod Ensemble and Benmont Tench
“You Wreck Me (Live)” by George Strait

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Riding the one eyed horse into dead town the scales fell from his eyes. Music was the only true god at once profane and divine The dust blew through his mind as he considered the offering... And then he scored it out of ten and waited for the world to wake up
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No McGuinn then

Ryan Fox

Hi Keith – I’m intrigued to hear the Free Fallin’ version on here. I stumbled across John Mayer’s live take at the Kodak Theatre a while ago, that one’s a real beaut, great arrangement with the three guitars and JM’s vocal is just perfect 😍

keith hargreaves

This one’s not bad
If the song is that good takes a lot to ruin it !

Ryan Fox

Absolutely. Out of interest where did you hear it? Says in your article it’s not out til 21 June? Thanks

keith hargreaves

See comment above

keith hargreaves

I used this as the basis for my thoughts