Jason Aldean’s message of unity and powerful 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 HERE and will continue to rollout with additional partners over the next few days. All proceeds raised will go towards the Direct Impact Fund to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
“This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history,” said Aldean during his cold open of Saturday Night Live on Oct. 7. “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.”
To re-listen to Aldean’s heartflect version of Tom Petty’s iconic hit “I Won’t Back Down,” click here:
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.
The current People’s Choice Award nominee is on the road this weekend with his THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR in Louisville, KY (10/20) and Greenville, SC (10/21), as the “crowd’s energy was a kind of healing therapy” (Rolling Stone) while Aldean has “brought the party back” and “gave fans the show they wanted” (Associated Press). For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit http://www.jasonaldean.com.
About The Direct Impact Fund:
The Direct Impact Fund is an independent, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on providing fast, effective, and transparent help to those affected by natural and manmade disasters. All donations collected by the Direct Impact Fund reach the intended beneficiary