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Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Trisha Yearwood were the surprise guests at the inaugural Nashville edition of Petty Fest this Saturday (Sept. 21). A celebration of the songs of rock icon Tom Petty, the event featured such cross-genre names as Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Norah Jones, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and members of Kings of Leon.
Despite all that star power, it was Charles and Trisha who received the loudest ovation, turning in a chilling cover of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” the 1981 duet between Petty and Stevie Nicks.
Bolstered by the reception, the pair hung around to do one more, “Southern Accents,” the title track of Petty’s 1985 album, and a favorite of Charles’.
Trisha was in town for this weekend’s first-ever Music City Eats Festival—two days of tastings, seminars and cooking demonstrations, including one by Trisha, who hosts her own Food Network series, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.
Charles recently performed with Stevie Nicks herself during a taping of CMT Crossroads.