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Miley Cyrus Honours The Late Tom Petty With Haunting, Country-Tinged Cover Of ‘Wildflowers’

By Brent Furdyk.

Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Miley Cyrus is one of the many fans mourning the passing of Tom Petty, who died Monday at age 66 after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack.

The “Voice” coach honoured the late rock icon during a Wednesday appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show, performing a gorgeous, country-tinged cover of Petty’s “Wildflowers”, the title track of his 1994 solo album.

“It’s just really hard for me, watching those people that I grew up with leaving,” Cyrus told Stern of seeing her musical heroes pass away.

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“The reason why I chose this song is because it’s hopeful,” she added. “It’s hopeful rather than mourning.”

After finishing the song, Stern responded:“What a beautiful tribute to Tom Petty. He would’ve liked that.” Listen:

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