Miley Cyrus is the newest big name to pay tribute to mythical musician Tom Petty, who died Monday on the age of 66.
During her look on “The Howard Stern Show” Wednesday, Cyrus carried out a fantastic quilt of Petty’s “Wildflowers” as an homage to the rocker.
“It’s just really hard for me, watching those people that I grew up with, leaving,” the “Younger Now” singer advised Stern, including that she selected the tune as a result of, “It’s hopeful rather than mourning.”
Other stars, together with Carole King, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Kiefer Sutherland, paid tribute to Petty on social media with touching posts devoted to the “Free Fallin’” singer.
Taylor Swift additionally shared some touching phrases about Petty this week, telling Rolling Stone, “To me, Tom Petty represented a kind of songwriting I idolized: complex simplicity.”
“It said so much in the lyrics, the concepts, the stories, the message, the nuances … but always brought you back to a hook that got stuck in everyone’s head. He motivated thousands of guitarists to learn to play just because they wanted to be able to play ‘Free Fallin’,” she stated. “Count me as one of them.”
Petty died Monday after struggling cardiac arrest at his house in Malibu, California. He died surrounded through his circle of relatives, bandmates and buddies.