When I first found out that Tom Petty was throwing some less than complimentary remarks out there about country music, I have to say that I was very surprised. I just never took him for the type of person to diss any form of music. As the story goes, Petty in a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine said that todays country music reminded him of “mid 80′s rock that was generic and relied on videos.” Petty also said that he’s “sure there are people that are playing country well, but not getting the attention the other stuff gets.”
Okay, so maybe I understand a little more about what he’s saying. But as an artist he should know that different genres of music evolve all the time. Especially Rock! Perhaps Tom is just feeling a little left out by all of the attention these hot new artists are getting. Just saying.