Back in March, Tom Petty criticized mainstream country music, first calling it, "bad rock with a fiddle," then went on record with Rolling Stone magazine comparing it to contemporary rock music back in the 80's; "incredibly generic."

Well, following this, a group of who's who in country music came out against Petty's criticism, none-too happy about his remarks.

However, in Tom's defense, check out this video and decide for yourself. Or, if for nothing else, a good laugh.