Chris Stapleton toured with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers last summer and recently recalled the last conversation the two had before Petty's death.
Stapleton teamed up with Emmylou Harris for a rendition of Tom Petty's "Wildflowers" at the 60th Grammy Awards.
"Wildflowers is my favorite album of all time, sonically and songwise," Stapleton told reporters backstage at the Grammy Awards, where he won three trophies. "I kind of judge all other things by that. I got to be on tour with him this past year, on what turned out to be their last tour as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers."
"[I] only got to have a brief conversation with Tom," Chris explained to reporters backstage. "We spent about maybe 15 minutes together. He was very kind, and the last thing he said to me was 'I hope we get to do this again, and do more of this.' And, boy, that was such a thrill to me, because I'm such a huge fan of all of his work."