Aldean's releases "I Won't Back Down" for charity
Friday, October 20, 2017
– Jason Aldean's message of unity and cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Town" on Saturday Night Live from Oct. 7 is available today across digital retailers and streaming services.
All proceeds raised will go towards the Direct Impact Fund to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
Aldean opened SNL the Saturday following the worst mass killing in U.S. history at a concert Aldean headlined at the 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
"This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history," said Aldean during his SNL opening. "Like everyone, I'm struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So many people are hurting. There are children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends - they're all part of our family. So I want to say to them: We hurt for you and we hurt with you. But you can be sure we're going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way, because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it's unbreakable."
Aldean then sang "I Won't Back Down from Petty, who died earlier that week.
Fans can also help support the victims of the Las Vegas shooting by purchasing a custom printed "We Won't Back Down" t-shirt here or by texting VEGAS to 91999 to donate.
Aldean is on the road this weekend with his They Don't Know Tour in Louisville on Oct. 20 and Greenville, S.C. on Oct. 21.
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