I think it's the kind of record that's really nice if you're alone in a carTom Petty takes new album out for a spin Jul 25, 2006
It always means something when people give you a slap on the backTom Petty anticipating Billboard award Dec 05, 2005
I pretty much had it finished before we left on tour in JuneTom Petty finishing new solo album Nov 23, 2005
This award comes at a particularly nice time as the Heartbreakers and I go into the 30th year of our careerTom Petty honored by Billboard Oct 13, 2005
We did a live record in '84 ('Pack Up the Plantation: Live!') and I never thought it was the great live album that this band should put outHeartbreakers working on 3 new albums May 13, 2004
Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. He has also performed under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury.
He has recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which remain heavily played on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music, notably his hits, have become popular among younger generations as he continues to host sold-out shows. Throughout his career, Petty and his collaborators have sold 60 million albums.
Petty and his band the Heartbreakers celebrated their 30th anniversary with a tour in 2006, though Petty has occasionally released solo work, such as 2006's Highway Companion, on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation. Members of the Heartbreakers have played on each of his solo albums and the band has always backed him when touring in support of those albums. He has also toured with Mudcrutch in order to promote their debut album.