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Tom Petty tribute LP “Petty Country” features Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, and more

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. New Orleans^ Louisiana - April 30^ 2017
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. New Orleans^ Louisiana - April 30^ 2017

Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, an upcoming Tom Petty tribute album, is set to drop on June 21.

The 20-track album will feature country artists including the legendary Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson; in addition, Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Margo Price, Dierks Bentley and former Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench are also among the other acts that will feature on the upcoming tribute album.  Parton’s cover of Petty’s song “Southern Accents” has just been released off the LP; you can stream it: here.

Bentley, whose cover of “American Girl” for the tribute album was also recently released, shared of Petty: “Petty’s southern roots shined through across his songwriting and storytelling. He might not have ever been considered as country but you can’t go into a bar in Nashville without hearing this song. It is one of the greatest songs in a life’s work of great American songs … I’m convinced the second verse of this song is some of the best singing in the history of any rock or country band because his voice, there’s so much angst. You know, it’s just his voice has that kind of brokenness to it to begin with, so it’s just so, just the emotion behind his voice is just unparalleled.”

Check out Bentley’s video for ‘American Girl’ – here.

Take a look at Parton’s video for ‘Southern Accents’ – here.

To pre-order Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, head here.

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