JASON ALDEAN made a surprise appearance Saturday on "SNL". He opened the show by introducing himself, and saying how we all witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history.
He also said that, like everyone, he's been struggling to understand it all. He added that all of those affected are "part of our family."
Quote, "So I wanna say to them, 'We hurt for you and we hurt with you. But you can be sure that we're 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."
And then he performed TOM PETTY's "I Won't Back Down" as a statement of solidarity with all Americans . . . and, to honor Tom who passed away on Monday.