Dierks Bentley Plays Tom Petty’s Guitar In Video For Cover Of ‘American Girl’

Dierks Bentley recently shared a music video for his cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “American Girl.”

The video shows Bentley playing Petty’s own Rickenbacker guitar, flown in from the rock icon’s archives in California for the shoot.

The Wes Edwards-directed music video was shot at the Clementine in Nashville, Tennessee, with Bentley teaming up with his band – which includes fellow singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham.

“Holding an instrument that carries so much musical history and significance was surreal, you could almost feel the stories resonate from it as I played it,” Bentley said in a press release. “Tom Petty’s lyrics and delivery were a huge part of what made his music so impactful.”

Bentley’s cover version of “American Girl” will feature on the upcoming tribute album, Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty from Big Machine Records.

Petty’s “American Girl,” which became a staple of his set lists, appeared on the Heartbreakers’ debut, self-titled album.

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