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September 18, 2018

Willie Nelson's talented son sounds just like him while singing father's iconic song

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Willie Nelson is one of the most revered musicians of our time and talent runs in the family. Lukas Nelson can attest to that. 

Lukas performed at the 19th Sandy Beaches Cruise back in 2013 and the video clip has been viewed nearly 5 million times on one YouTube channel alone. 

The cruise hosted a group of singers every year and was started by Delbert McClinton in the nineties.

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Lukas began singing at a young age and started his own rock back, called "Lukas Nelson & Promise Of the Real" a decade ago. 

They released their first album two years later and also collaborated with Neil Young three years ago.

Before watching this amazing clip, have a quick look at five unexpected facts about his famous father, the talented Willie Nelson.

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5. HIS GUITAR IS 50 YEARS OLD

He affectionately called his guitar trigged and had been playing the same guitar for the past five decades. The guitar was named after his Roy Rogers' horse.

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“I’ve got to take good care of Trigger. He’s had a couple of problems. We’ve had to go in and do some work on the inside, build up the woodwork in there a little bit over the years. But Trigger’s holding up pretty good.” 

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4. ONE OF HIS SONGS PAID OFF HIS TAX DEBT

He wrote "The IRS Tapes" after the IRS raided his home and seized most of his assets – not Trigger – as a penalty for not paying his taxes. The bill came to $32 million, and Willie negotiated to a deal where the IRS received 15c for ever dollar the IRS album.

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3. HE RESCUED HIS WEED FROM A BURNING HOUSE

His Nashville home burned down in the early eighties, but Willie wasn't going to let a pound of "Colombian Grass" go down with it. He said in an interview:

"I wasn't being brave running in there to get my dope – I was trying to keep the firemen from finding it and turning me over to the police." 

Unfortunately, a hundred of his yet-to-be-recorded songs was lost in the blaze.

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2. HE'S THE OWNER OF A BIODIESEL FIRM

Willie is also an astute businessman who launched BioWillie BioDiesel fourteen years ago. The company produces biofuel made of soybean and vegetable oils which can be sued in modern diesel engines. 

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1. HE WAS A BIBLE SALESMAN

Willie can boast with a wide variety of skills and experiences on his CV, including a bible salesman. It came as no surprise at the time as Willie was raised on gospel by his grandparents. He also worked as a cotton picker and a disc jockey.  

LUKE WILSON'S SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE

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