Tom Petty

Dolly Parton’s reimagined version of her friend and fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Petty’s “Southern Accents,” from the forthcoming Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, is out today alongside a premiere of the music video on CBS Mornings as part of the show’s “What to Watch” segment. “I was fortunate enough to get to know Tom over the years,” reflects Parton.

Dierks Bentley today premieres the music video for his spirited cover of Tom Petty’s “American Girl” with CMT. The video for the lead single from Big Machine Records’ forthcoming tribute album, PETTY COUNTRY: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, opens with Bentley strapping on Petty’s own signature Rickenbacker guitar that was flownin from his archives in California for the shoot.

Multi-award-winning country star and world class musician Dierks Bentley today releases his take on the Tom Petty classic, “American Girl.” The free-spirited, bluegrass-tinged track officially impacts country radio today (via Big Machine Records/The Valory Music Co.) and is from the forthcoming Tom Petty tribute album, Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty to be released by Big Machine in partnership with the Tom Petty Estate.

To coincide with what would have been the legendary rock star’s 73rd birthday, Amazon Music is proud to make the critically acclaimed documentary Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers available on Prime Video.

Extra Mojo Version— a digital version of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ critically acclaimed 2010 blues album, Mojo, featuring two unreleased tracks will be released on Warner Records on October 20—Petty’s birthday.

Backline, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mental health and wellness resources to the music industry and their family members announces Handle With Care - a World Mental Health Day Benefit and Tom Petty Tribute featuring performances by Wynonna Judd, Brittney Spencer, Charles Wesley Godwin, Ella Langley, Maggie Rose, Sierra Hull, Vince Herman, Derek Wells, and more on 10/10/23 at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.

Rock legend and Gainesville, Florida Native Tom Petty will soon add Doctor to his running list of accolades. The late musician will be recognized by The University of Florida with an honorary Doctor of Music degree; a distinction he dreamt of receiving throughout his lifetime. Bruce Petty, Tom Petty’s brother, will accept the posthumous doctorate on his behalf at the university’s spring commencement ceremony tomorrow.

THE MIRACULOUS LOVE KIDS was formed as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that served as Afghanistan’s only school of music for war-torn, poverty-stricken girls and young women until the Taliban’s brutal takeover in 2021. American guitarist LANNY CORDOLA (founder and director of the organization) was able--despite several barriers and tons of red tape--to safely transport the girls and their families to the neighboring country of Pakistan, where they currently reside.

Today, The Petty Estate unveils Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers—The Fillmore House Band—1997 (Short Film Part 2) around the 26th anniversary of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ legendary residency at the Fillmore; watch/share here.

The 11-minute short film, directed by Alison Tavel, features previously unreleased, never-before-seen footage from the Petty estate vaults, accompanied by interviews with The Heartbreakers filmed at the famed Clubhouse.

The long-awaited Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Live at the Fillmore (1997) is out today. Taken from their legendary residency at the historic San Francisco venue, the extensive box set is available now in various formats on Warner Records; stream/purchase HERE.

Archived news