Watch Kris Kristofferson Cover Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ for History Channel Series

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.

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