It’s a well documented and quoted fact that the late Tom Petty had some issues with modern country music – but there is no denying the love that modern country artists have for him and the impact he made on them. If you need proof, have a listen to this list of Tom Petty country covers.
Solo stars, groups, men, women, legends and upstarts are all here. Every one of them inspired by the songs that Petty wrote, sang, and gave to the world.
There are more out there, with varying video quality, and some songs, like Free Fallin’, just have too many versions to fall in love with.
If you know of a country cover of a Tom Petty song that you think we should hear, please leave a comment with a link.
And if you have a favourite from this list, let us know which it is.
Rest in peace Mr. Petty. Thank you for the music.