Tom Petty Not Eligible for Sam Smith Grammy Credit

January 27, 2015 8:55 PM

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Tom Petty Not Eligible for Sam Smith Grammy Credit

Next month Sam Smith will compete in a handful of categories at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and thankfully he won’t have to share the glory with Tom Petty if he ends up winning.

Earlier this month, the rock legend and co-writer Jeff Lynne were awarded songwriting royalties for Smith’s hit “Stay With Me,” given the fact that parts of the song are blatantly similar to Petty’s own “Won’t Back Down.”

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