Jason Aldean releases I Won't Back Down to help Vegas shooting victims

Jason Aldean's moving rendition of I Won't Back Down on Saturday Night Live will soon be raising money to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

Country singer performed Tom Petty rendition on SNL, was on stage Oct. 2 in Vegas when 58 people were killed

Jason Aldean will release his rendition of the late Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down to raise funds for victims of the shooting rampage in Las Vegas Oct. 2. (Amy Harris/Invision/The Associated Press)

Jason Aldean's moving rendition of I Won't Back Down on Saturday Night Live will soon be raising money to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

The song was made available on Friday on various sites. Aldean's representative says all proceeds will be donated to the Direct Impact Fund dedicated to victims of the tragedy.

Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 2 when a gunman fired on the crowd from a hotel room, killing 58 people. Hundreds more were injured.

The country star made his first public performance on SNL five days later and sang the Tom Petty song. It was in part a tribute to the late rocker, who died that week, but also a show of resiliency in the face of tragedy.