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Jason Aldean performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Jason Aldean covered Tom Petty for SNL's cold open response to Las Vegas shooting

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Saturday Night Live paid tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre and Tom Petty during this week's cold open. Country singer Jason Aldean, who was on stage at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas when the attack began, opened the show by speaking out in solidarity with the victims.

"When America is at its best," he said, "our bond and our spirit, it's unbreakable."
Jason Aldean on SNL

He performed a cover of Tom Petty's 1989 hit, "I Won't Back Down."

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