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SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 03: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers kick off their summer 2014 tour in support of their latest album 'Hypnotic Eye' at Viejas Arena on August 3, 2014 in San Diego, California.

All of last week and over the weekend we have seen a lot of tributes to Tom Petty, but non cooler than these two!

Jason Aldean showed up on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and opened the show with some comments about Las Vegas.  Then he played “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty . . . only six days after the Vegas shooter shot and killed 59 people while he was performing.  He wasn’t the musical guest . . . that was Sam Smith.  So this was a special appearance to open the show, instead of a skit.

Tom Petty was from Gainesville, Florida, where the University of Florida is.  And when the Gators played a home game against LSU on Saturday, the whole stadium sang “I Won’t Back Down” before the fourth quarter.

Florida Gators - SEC Country

Watch Florida fans honor Gainesville native Tom Petty with a goosebump-raising rendition of "I won't back down" between the third and fourth quarters. Petty passed away earlier this week. The Swamp...