Country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard did a great job of imparting their musical talents to their boys.
Willie’s son Lukas Nelson fronts the band Promise of the Real and often plays shows with his legendary father. Merle’s youngest son, Ben Haggard, played lead guitar in his dad’s band. You may have seen him and Toby Keith together onstage at the ACM Awards in a tribute to Merle.
Ben also frequently posts videos of himself performing in his home. In one of his latest videos, he sang the beginning of “Seven Spanish Angels,” a classic duet between Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. In the caption of the video, Haggard challenged Lukas to pick up the second song of the first.
“I’ll be your huckleberry,” replied Lukas. We’re glad he accepted the challenge. These two guys have incredible voices, and its fun to see them follow in the traditions of their dads.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are currently on tour in Europe. Ben Haggard is also on tour and will perform in a tribute to his father this summer.