Lukas Nelson Takes On Family Business
Willie Nelson’s son, Lukas Nelson, is taking on the family business. The 21-year-old, who's been on the road with his father's band, the Highwaymen, since he was a baby, will open for his dad with his own band, Promise of the Real.
Lukas told the Athens Banner-Herald, "I grew up on the road. I really enjoy it. I just can't sit still for very long, and I'm used to being in a different place within a short amount of time."
Lukas also admited that he's a huge fan of his father's music, though he couldn't pick his favorite song. "There are tons of his songs that I love. He's my hero. I go through phases -- I listen to him probably more than anybody else ... I really like the Naked Willie album that came out recently. I love a song called 'I'm Just A Memory.' Some songs I listen to over and over and over again."
Asked about his son's band, Willie told AOL's The Boot, "Rock, folk, Latin, Country...They have had all influences in their life, and it comes out in their music. They're really talented kids. I'm proud of them."