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Tom Petty and Heartbreakers honored
USA Today - October 28, 2003

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received the Legend Award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards.

Stevie Nicks presented the award to the group in front of thousands of cheering fans Monday at the Aladdin hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

"He not only started out as my greatest musical influence, but today he's still my greatest musical influence," Nicks said.

The group performed two songs, I'm Crying and Runnin' Down a Dream. Petty thanked radio stations for taking a chance on an "unknown band."