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Hear Willie Nelson, Jakob Dylan and More Cover Tom Petty’s ‘For Real’

Willie Nelson, his sons Micah and Lukas, Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison and Amos Lee have released a new cover of the Tom Petty track “For Real”. You can watch and listen in the player below.

Released as “For Real – For Tom”, proceeds from the song will go to the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles, a homeless shelter Petty supported throughout his career.

“When I first was sent this song asking if I wanted to record it, I was quite frankly dumbfounded,” Lukas Nelson told Rolling Stone. “It was the whole manifesto of our band [Promise of the Real] in a song. It just shows how connected artists who have integrity are with others who share the same passion and fire for being honest with their soul. Fearless and real.”

“For Real – For Tom”

“For Real” was originally recorded by Petty in 2000 and finally released earlier this year on the posthumous retrospective collection, The Best of Everything.

“[M]ost of what I put together of what I wanted to do in the future I probably learned in those summers watching him and The Heartbreakers play,” Dylan said. “I got to sit next to his amplifiers so I not only got to watch him, I also got to watch the crowd, and to see what the band was doing with their inside conversations. It was a great schooling.”

Accompanying the lyric video for “For Real” is a sort behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of the track, directed by Peter Harding. Watch it now in the player below.

‘For Real – For Tom’ Behind-the-Scenes

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