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    PETTY COUNTRY: A COUNTRY MUSIC CELEBRATION OF TOM PETTY OUT JUNE 21

    HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TRIBUTE ALBUM FEATURES
    DOLLY PARTON, DIERKS BENTLEY, CHRIS STAPLETON, GEORGE STRAIT, LUKE COMBS, WILLIE NELSON, WYNONNA JUDD, ELI YOUNG BAND AND MORE

    “The sound and style of Petty reverberates irrepressibly throughout country music, where he holds more sway than any other rocker.”—Rolling Stone

    June 7, 2024—Margo Price’s cover of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ “Ways To Be Wicked” debuts today. Featuring the song’s original co-writer—Mike Campbell of The Heartbreakers—the track is from the anticipated forthcoming tribute album, Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty. Listen/share the new version HERE.

    “Ways To Be Wicked” precedes Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, the country tribute album lovingly curated by some of Petty’s closest friends and collaborators. The record is set for release on June 21 via Big Machine Records in partnership with the Tom Petty Estate—pre-save/pre-order it HERE.

    A slew of songs have been shared ahead of album release, including Eli Young Band’s “Learning To Fly,” Wynonna Judd’s take on the classic “Refugee” featuring Lainey Wilson, Steve Earle’s rendition of “Yer So Bad,” Chris Stapleton’s “I Should Have Known It,” which debuted as the #1 most added track at Triple A. Additionally, “Southern Accents,” reimagined by Petty’s friend and fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Dolly Parton, premiered earlier this year following Dierks Bentley’s version of the Petty classic, “American Girl,” which debuted as Bentley’s highest charting single upon launch and is currently climbing through the Top 35 on Country radio. Watch Bentley perform “American Girl” on Good Morning America HERE.

    Executive produced by Petty’s close confidant, 2x Grammy award-winner George Drakoulias (Barbie, The Black Crowes, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), with 2x Grammy award-winner Randall Poster (Killers of the Flower Moon, Skyfall, Wes Anderson) and Scott Borchetta (Big Machine), Petty Country finds some of the most lauded voices in country music exploring the extensive Petty catalog and putting their own personal touches on some of his greatest hits. Highlights include a handful of 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. Contemporary country superstars Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Wynonna Judd, Carly Pearce, Lady A, Margo Price, Rhiannon Giddens—who most recently played banjo and viola on Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em”—Thomas Rhett and Lainey Wilson pay tribute to the late musician with their own spin on fan favorites. See below for a complete track list for Petty Country.

    Tom Petty, albeit widely known for his rocker grit and California anthems, is often credited as contemporary country music’s biggest rock influence. A Gainesville, Florida native, Petty straddled the American coasts, leaving his native Florida for his adopted home of Los Angeles, while keeping one foot firmly rooted in the south. The region’s influence can be heard throughout Petty’s discography, with lyrics about growing up in the south paired with his famous airtight melodies and rough vocal character that defines the state of country music today.

    Petty’s deep roots in country music saw collaborations and long-lasting friendships with a number of the genre’s greatest artists, including Carl Perkins (Petty inducted Perkins into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), Johnny Cash (The Heartbreakers were the backing band on Cash’s Unchained), June Carter Cash, Marty Stuart, John Prine, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, George Strait, Hank Williams Jr. and Willie Nelson. Today, country songwriters consistently reference their love and admiration for Petty, and in many ways, how Petty’s influence shaped their own sound.

    Over his 40-year career, Tom Petty became one of the biggest cultural icons in the world. In addition to the 13 studio albums he made with the Heartbreakers, Petty recorded 3 solo albums, including the acclaimed Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers. Petty was also a member of the supergroup, Traveling Wilburys, and in the pre-Heartbreakers band, Mudcrutch. Hailed as one of the greatest rock artists of all time, Petty’s list of achievements include: multiple Grammy Award winner, 80+ million records sold, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Tom Petty passed away in 2017 shortly after completing his 40th anniversary tour, but his music continues to reach fans, both new and old, around the world today.

     

    For more information, please contact Carla Sacks or Krista Williams at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

    Quinn Kaemmer at Big Machine Label Group.

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

     

    WNYC ALL OF IT

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/how-break-friend-parenting-child-mental-health-struggles-matt-katz-fatherhood-mike-campbell-studio
     

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