Could Tom Petty Win a Grammy for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'?

January 27, 2015 4:58 PM

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Could Tom Petty Win a Grammy for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'?

Though Sam Smith inadvertently emulated Tom Petty's 1989 single "I Won't Back Down" with last year's hit "Stay With Me," the similarities won't lead to a change at the Grammys.

Though Petty and co-writer Jeff Lynne will begin receiving royalties for "Stay With Me" – and are now listed as co-writers on the track – they will not be considered nominees in the eyes of the Recording Academy.

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