|Birth name||Thomas Earl Petty|
|Also known as|| Charlie T. Wilbury|
|Born||October 20, 1950 (age 60)|
|Origin||Gainsville, Florida, U.S.A.|
|Genre(s)||Rock and roll, roots rock, heartland rock, Southern rock, blues-rock, country|
|Years active||1976 - Present|
| Associated |
|Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Travellin' Wilburys, Johnny Cash, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead|
Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. He has also performed under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury.
He has recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which remain heavily played on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music, notably his hits, has become popular among younger generations as he continues to host sold-out shows. Throughout his career, Petty and his collaborators have sold 60 million albums. He is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been inducted as part of the Heartbreakers in 2002.