“You’ve Always Been My Hero” – Willie Nelson’s Son Shares Birthday Message To Dad

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April 29, 2020 marked country legend Willie Nelson’s 87th birthday.

Because of the momentous occasion, many artists took to social media to pay tribute to the Red Headed Stranger.

Dolly Parton shared a cute photo of her playing with Willie’s signature braids and wrote, “A great friend is one you can share hair tips with ? Happy birthday, [Willie Nelson]!”


Willie’s “Beer For My Horses” collaborator sent him a video message on Twitter. Watch it below.

Not only did he receive birthday wishes from his peers and fans, but they also came from his family! His son Lukas shared a sweet photo of him and his dad from 1992 Farm Aid. He was about four years old in the photo.

He wrote, “Today is no ordinary day, it’s @willienelsonofficial’s Birthday…You’ve always been my hero. Happy Birthday, dad!”


Lukas often shares sweet throwback photos from his childhood, like this one of him, his father, and younger brother Micah.


Willie and Lukas have been spending lots of time together these days, as they are quarantined together. To pass the time, they have been playing lots of music and luckily, they’ve been sharing some of their jam sessions with us!

In an Instagram video posted on April 17, Lukas, Willie, and Micah teamed up to play a song called “Just Outside Of Austin,” which was originally released by Lukas and his band, Promise of the Real.

Watch it below.