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Kris Kristofferson Covers Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down'

04/24/2015
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(Radio.com) Country legend Kris Kristofferson has covered Tom Petty's classic "I Won't Back Down" as promo for a new show on the History Channel, Texas Rising.

Backed by nothing more than a somber piano and a string section, Kristofferson gives the song a new melancholy tone, via Rolling Stone. In the video, we see Kristofferson performing the song in a studio, intersperesed with clips of battles and other scenes from the show.

Kristofferson was a wise choice for the miniseries, which will tell the story of Texas's fight for independence during the era after the Alamo fell.

Kristofferson will also be joining the cast: he'll portray none other than President Andrew Jackson. At the end of the clip you can get a grief glimpse of Kristofferson looking very much like an early 19th century president in his full Andrew Jackson costume.

Texas Rising will hit the silver screen starting May 25th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the History Channel. Check out the video here.

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