Dierks Bentley Shares Cover Of Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’

Dierks Bentley recently shared a cover of Tom Petty‘s 1976 hit “American Girl.”

Bentley’s version will feature on the upcoming tribute album, Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, due to be released on May 31 in a partnership between Big Machine Records and the Tom Petty Estate.

The album features several top country and Americana artists, including Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Lady A, Wynonna Judd, Lainey Wilson, George Strait, and more.

“Petty’s southern roots shined through across his songwriting and storytelling,” Bentley said in a statement. “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.”

Bentley added, “The spirit of this woman, the idea of such relentless hope-and disappointment-ignites such a spark. Jon Randall and I were driven to make that feeling of American roots stand tall.”

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