Jason Aldean opens SNL with brief monologue on Las Vegas, launches into cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” pic.twitter.com/R73cFvU22v
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) October 8, 2017
opened on an emotional note this weekend courtesy of a surprise appearance from Jason Aldean. The country star began by memorializing , which happened during Aldean’s set on Oct. 1. “When America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable,” Aldean said, before launching into a cover of ‘s “I Won’t Back Down.” Watch his touching performance above.