Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66. Petty was one of the best singer-songwriters of our time and although he was known for being a rock n' roll star, I can't help but think how many of his songs would be played on today's country radio.

Songs like "Free Fallin'" just have a folksy vibe that would fit right in with much of what we play on WYRK.

Tom Petty was a guy who was always complimentary of the legends of music. Country music stars like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash were among some of the top stars that Petty gave accolades.

Here is Tom Petty talking about Johnny Cash and performing a Hank Williams song.

And Petty performing with Johnny Cash