Country music outlaw Willie Nelson has been praised time and time again for his unbelievable impact on country music as well as the music industry as a whole. In addition to being a singer, songwriter, actor, and much more, Willie is also a father. His children have gone on their own journeys throughout their lives, but one of his sons has devoted his life to following in his father’s footsteps.
The son of Willie and his wife of over 25 years, Annie D’Angelo, Lukas Nelson has been performing music for years. Despite growing up with a legendary country singer as a father, Lukas decided to try his hand at rock music. Along with a few friends, Lukas formed the band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and took off in pursuit of his musical dreams.
While his children have continued to make appearances during tours or performances to showcase their talented genes, it seems that one of Nelson’s children has constantly been praised for his striking vocal resemblance to his father’s. Especially when they collaborate like in the video below.
When Lukas isn’t busy with his band, he will often film himself singing one of his father’s classic hits. No matter what he sings, fans can always hear a hint of Willie’s voice in Lukas’. But whenever Lukas sings his father’s songs, the similarities between their two voices become all the more obvious.
Seven Spanish Angels / El Matador~ Willie NelsonFrom Barcelona, Spain A #farawaysong for dad Love you dad, and happy Father's Day to everyone from Spain and the Neil Young tour ..~l
Posted by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real on Sunday, June 19, 2016
Such was the case when Lukas sang “Always On My Mind,” which has been recorded by many artists in the past, including Elvis Presley. Willie’s version is perhaps the most notable, as it was a number one country hit and led him to win the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
With a small group of listeners and instrumentalists gathered around him, Lukas delivered a smooth performance of “Always On My Mind.” The way he sang made him sound nearly identical to his father! We swear, if you were to close your eyes and simply listen to him sing this, you’d assume it was Willie at first.
Go ahead and check out the clip of Lukas singing below so you know exactly what we mean. Can you hear the resemblance between his voice and Willie’s? He definitely inherited his talent, that’s for sure!