Dierks Bentley Shares His Rendition of “American Girl”

Dierks Bentley shares his new rendition of Tom Petty’s iconic song, “American Girl,” available on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

There are many artists in music history that are celebrated by today’s best artists. One of those artists is Tom Petty. In the forthcoming tribute album to Petty called Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, due out June 21st, country artists are joining forces to pay homage to the many iconic songs Petty has released over the years. Superstar, Dierks Bentley lends his voice to the classic song, “American Girl.”

In a recent press release, Bentley shared “Petty’s southern roots shined through across his songwriting and storytelling. He might not have ever been considered as country, but you can’t go into a bar in Nashville without hearing this song”. Adding, “It is one of the greatest songs in a life’s work of great American songs. The spirit of this woman, the idea of such relentless hope – and disappointment – ignites such a spark. Jon and I were driven to make that feeling of American roots stand tall.”

Bentley recently took to Good Morning America for a live performance of the iconic track. Check out the full performance below.

“Well, she was an American girl // Raised on promises // She couldn’t help thinkin’ that there // Was a little more to life somewhere else // After all, it was a great big world // With lots of places to run to // And if she had to die tryin’, she // Had one little promise she was gonna keep // Oh yeah, alright // Take it easy, baby // Make it last all night // Yeah, she was an American girl”

Bentley’s rendition of “American Girl” pays homage to the classic, while still feeling reminiscent of Bentley’s signature sound. Fans of both Petty and Bentley will appreciate this new rendition!


Dierks Bentley shares his rendition of Tom Petty’s song, “American Girl,” out now on all streaming platforms.

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