Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, has lent her voice to an upcoming cover of Tom Petty's iconic track, 'Won't Back Down.' Produced by First Class Records, this rendition is a testament to President Trump's unwavering determination and the spirit of the American people who refuse to back down when it comes to preserving their country.
"Won't Back Down" has been at the center of controversy in recent years due to its unauthorized use at Trump's campaign rallies, which prompted Tom Petty's family to issue a cease-and-desist letter to the Trump campaign. The family's statement, shared on Petty's Twitter account, emphasized their commitment to opposing racism and discrimination and their belief that Petty's music should not be associated with divisive campaigns.
Lara Trump's version of the song infuses a country twist and is slated for release on September 29 under the new country music sub-label of Mailman Media, First Class Records. Presales for the track will be available starting September 21.
Mailman Media, the production team behind this project, previously delivered the successful hit "Justice for All" featuring Donald Trump and the J6 Choir, which reached number one on the Billboard Charts and iTunes. Additionally, Kari Lake's collaboration with Mailman Media, "81 Million Votes My Ass" achieved chart-topping success on multiple Billboard charts, iTunes, and Amazon Music.
LJ Fino, President of the label, expressed his enthusiasm for Lara's rendition recently stating, "Lara recorded a beautiful performance of a great song, and I hope music fans agree. This song and Lara’s recording of it is incredibly emblematic of President Trump’s movement, and I think Lara did it tremendous justice."
Fino anticipates that Lara's release will resonate with the American public and make a significant impact on the country music scene, much like other recent hits in the genre.
Regarding the Petty family's reaction to her Instagram post featuring the song's lyrics, Lara Trump clarified that she isn't focused on their response but rather on the broader message the song conveys—a message of standing firm and not giving in.
You can pre-save the song now at this link: https://too.fm/wontbackdown