Jason Aldean’s “I Won’t Back Down” Performance On “Saturday Night Live” To Benefit Las Vegas Shooting Victims


Jason Aldean has announced that he is making his recent performance of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” on “Saturday Night Live” available across all digital platforms and streaming services starting today (Oct. 20).

The proceeds from the performance will be given to The Direct Impact Fund to benefit the victims of mass-shooting that took place in Las Vegas.

The 40-year-old singer was on stage at the Route 92 Harvest Music Festival, when a gunman began shooting into the crowd killing 58 innocent concert-goers and injuring over 500. After canceling a few tour stops following the tragedy, Jason appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” to share his healing message and perform “I Won’t Back Down.”

“This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history,” Jason said on the show. “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—they’re our 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. You can be sure that we are gonna 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.”

Fans can also help by purchasing a custom printed “We Won’t Back Down” t-shirt here or by texting VEGAS to 91999 to donate.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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