He sounds so much like his dad.
Most people think Willie Nelson wrote the song “Always on my Mind.”
Really, however, it was written in 1972 by Johnny Christopher, Mark James, and Wayne Carson, and performed by Gwen McCrae.
Elvis Presley was another artist who popularized the tune, turning it into a crossover hit between country and pop.
However, Willie Nelson’s rendition has become beloved by many of his fans.
Nelson simply has a way of tugging at your heartstrings when he sings just about any song. His voice is so melodic and has so much life behind it
As it turns out, Willie’s son, Lukas, also caught the bug to perform. While he started off touring with his infamous father, he now has his own project called “Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.” His tunes are reminiscent of his father’s, but you can tell that he’s forged his own way through the music world with his own distinct voice.
That doesn’t mean he doesn’t love singing his father’s songs, too!
He’s proud of his dad and all he’s accomplished throughout his lifetime.
I mean, wouldn’t you be, too?
One evening during a casual jam session with some fellow talented musicians, Lukas decided to pull out the tune “Always on my Mind” as a stripped version. Accompanied by nothing but a piano and a trumpet, he let his voice soar.
And it’s just lovely.
There is something so charming about a simple arrangement of a song.
There is so much joy that comes along with performing music. It provides such a lovely release. Even if you don’t think that you have a very good voice, or if you can’t play an instrument, it’s still good to give it a try every once in a while. Not every great musician was known for having a voice of an angel – sometimes it’s more about the songwriting or the emotion behind the music. Just look at Bob Dylan! His songs resonate with so many people, but he’s not necessarily known for having a “good” voice.
Lukas, though, has a great voice, just like his dad.
Hear Lukas’ rendition in the vide0 below!