Gary Clark Jr.

'It's such a loss' _ Tom Petty mourned at Grammy Awards

With song and words, Tom Petty was mourned at the Grammys, with artists as diverse as a children's music writer and one of the most successful contemporary songwriters of all time both calling his music the soundtrack of their lives.

During the Grammy telecast, a separate tribute to Petty was made by Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris, who performed Petty's "Wildflowers" with the lyrics "Sail away, kill off the hours/You belong somewhere you feel free."

Petty, who produced classics that include "Free Fallin'," ''Refugee" and "American Girl," died in October at 66 from a drug overdose. He was one of several high-profile artists who...