Lukas Nelson, son of famed artist Willie Nelson, sings his dad’s classic song ‘Always On My Mind’ and they sound identical. The iconic song was one of Willie’s biggest hits and now his own son is performing the power ballad.
“Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
If I made you feel second best
Girl I'm sorry I was blind”
Lukas always had an interest in music. “I had a lot of passions growing up,” he says on his band bio. “I played soccer, I was on the swim team, living a Maui lifestyle, surfing and skateboarding. I also loved singing and wrote my first song when I was 11. I became obsessed with guitar, playing eight to 10 hours a day. I knew what I wanted to do from a super-young age, and I made my life about it.” It’s obvious that Lukas has the talent to back up his passion. Just listen as he belts out the familiar words to ‘Always On My Mind.’
“Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
But you were always on my mind
You were always on my mind”
Nowadays, you can hear Lukas with his band, ‘Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.’ They’ve performed all over the country sharing their unique blend of rock and country. And after hearing this voice, I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of Lukas in the future. What did you think of this uncanny performance?
Originally published Thursday, 16 July 2020.