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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, “Turn Off the News”

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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by: Abby Johnston

Lukas Nelson’s first release since A Star Is Born vaulted him into the national consciousness delivers for both the newly initiated and the faithful. Fifty-minute follow-up to his self-titled 2017 breakout, Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) genre hops with ease, but the first quarter hews close to his roots-rock background.

The bright guitar progressions of “Bad Case” jangle pure Tom Petty, and the soaring balladry of “Where Does Love Go” sounds like Willie Nelson’s second youngest is auditioning to be a Wilbury. “Lotta Fun” marks the start of a brief country turn, sealed by a sweet duet with Nelson family favorite Margo Price.

“Mystery,” one of the album’s few acoustic cuts, features dear ol’ dad picking Trigger. The scion sounds most at ease on the album’s back half, which burns with guitar solos. After a full-band maelstrom closes “Out in LA,” Nelson concludes, “That was some magic. There’s some magic there.”

“My dad is fine”

Friday, August 9th, 2019

“A lot of folks been asking -I spoke to Dad and he’s fine, just going for a check up. At 86 you gotta make sure everything is running smoothly so you can keep doing 100 + shows a year! He HATES to miss shows because he loves the folks who love him ! ” — Lukas Nelson

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Good Morning America (8/6/2019)

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson sing with Brantley Gilbert on new album, “Fire and Brimstone”

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

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by: Kirsten Spruch

Brantley Gilbert has announced that his forthcoming album, Fire & Brimstone, will be released Oct. 4 via The Valory Music Co.

This marks the Georgia native’s first album in almost three years, following 2017’s The Devil Don’t Sleep. The LP will feature Lindsay Ell, Colt Ford, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss and Lukas and Willie Nelson. “Bad Boy” is the latest single, while “What Happens In a Small Town,” “Man That Hung the Moon,” “Not Like Us” and “Welcome to Hazeville” are all also out now.

All 15 tracks on the album were written and co-written by the country singer-songwriter and focus in on being a father and a husband.

“I know it sounds crazy, but never did I once bring a lyric sheet into the studio with me,” Gilbert said of the recording process in a statement. “I feel like I am at this stage in my career where I am confident enough to let the music take me where it’s meant to go, no matter how down and dirty that might be. There is no doubt that this is the album that allowed me to grow up musically.”

Track List:

1. “Fire’t Up” 
2. “Not Like Us”
3. “Welcome To Hazeville” (featuring Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson)
4. “What Happens In A Small Town” (featuring Lindsay Ell) 
5. “She Ain’t Home”
6. “Lost Soul’s Prayer”
7. “Tough Town” 
8. “Fire & Brimstone” (featuring Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss)
9. “Laid Back Ride” 
10. “Bad Boy”
11. “New Money” 
12. “Breaks Down”
13. “Man Of Steel”
14. “Never Gonna Be Alone” 
15. “Man That Hung The Moon” 

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Lukas Nelson, “Consider It Heaven”

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

“I wrote this song a long time ago .. took a while to come to fruition in the recording studio, but once we sat down to do it, it played itself .. on the record, I’m especially impressed with the restraint of the band, how well everyone complements each other.. special shout out to our old friend Jesse Grey Siebenberg for the beautiful steel guitar on the album version of “Consider It Heaven”.. this is how I wrote it originally, and brought it to the band.”

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real on the Late Show with Colbert tonight (replay)

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

While taking shelter from the storm in Lawton, Mom had to rearrange the albums at Cracker Barrel. Someone did not put the correct ones in front. ?” — Jenny Thompson

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

www.CMT.com
by: Alison Bonaguro

Music Videos

You may not be able to feel the Tom Petty influence when you hear Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s “Bad Case,” but when you see the video, you can’t help but sense that influence. It’s alive and well in the new video, in the form of his daughter Adria Petty. So when you watch the collaboration between the son of a country music legend and the daughter of a rock n’ roll legend, you’ll see how naturally the two marry the art they each bring to the table.

We had a chance to ask Nelson — Willie Nelson’s son — about working with Petty, the day of the shoot at the Nelson’s Luck, Texas ranch, and the meaning behind the song.

A. What was your connection to the director Adria Petty, Tom Petty’s daughter?

Q. She’s a really good friend of mine. We met at Cafe Gratitude in Venice, California, and we ended up spending a lot of time together as friends. She’s the most beautiful person in the whole world. She’s one of the most fantastic loving spirits that exists. So it was natural to eventually do something with her. We started talking, and I knew she was a really good music video director because she’d worked with great artists. And she’s a heart friend and a dream mate. We share a lot of commonality and we understand each other. It was one of the greatest times I’ve ever had doing a music video. Because usually they’re really hard and no fun, but she made it fun.

Q. Was the whole video shot at the family ranch in Texas?

A. Yes, we shot the video at the ranch in Texas. And when we all got together on the inside — for the Opry house scene we had to film — we were all in there jamming, and Adria really made it fun for us. I just felt like I was in great hands the whole time.

Q. It seems like you must’ve been a fan of old Westerns growing up. Did that play into your decision to make the video have that same kind of aesthetic?

A. Yes, because I was a big fan of old Westerns growing up. I’ve always wanted to do a Western music video. Me and my brother were always playing Western with each other, so it’s just a natural thing.

Q. And what about the day you wrote “Bad Case.” What inspired the idea for the song?

A. There’s a type of person who gets caught up in desires and wanting, and needing to be this and needing to be that. And as a practicer of the Dao, I want to let desires go. So it’s kind of an ode to those folk who want what they can’t have always, and don’t accept reality for how it is, and just be at peace in the moment. They’re always trying to solve some problem. When really they just have to let go and be here, and face themselves and let go of who they think they are and stop putting labels on everything.

Q. Has your dad given you any feedback on the song or the video?

A. My dad loves the song and the video. He said it was amazing, and he really was blown away. He was really stoked.

Q. What do you hope people will take away from the video?

A. That it was a beautiful moment, and Adria made that happen and I’m grateful to her for doing it.

Little Outlaws (Willie and Kris’ Kids)

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Southern Soul Music Revival·  

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson’s kids during a Highwaymen tour..

Left to right; Johnny Kristofferson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson and Jody Kristofferson. It was common for outlaws children to accompany their parents on supergroup tours.

A great day for new music

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Thanks, Richard N Phyllis Rademacher for sharing your photo of the two new albums from Willie Nelson and Lukas Neslon & Promise of the Real.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real new album debuts at #3 CMSMusic

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Phil Lesh, Survivialists in Hartford

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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by: Jedd Ferris

Willie Nelson & Family welcomed the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh to the stage on Sunday night to sing a set-closing medley of early country-gospel standards “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.” The performance took place at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, as part of the multi-artist Outlaw Music Festival Tour, which also included Lesh’s Friends project and Alison Krauss on the bill.

Fittingly on Father’s Day, the guest-heavy finale also featured Nelson’s son Lukas on guitar, as well as Lesh’s son and bandmate Grahame, joining his dad in a vocal congregation that also included members of New Orleans funk-rock outfit the Revivalists. Near the conclusion of “I’ll Fly Away,” Nelson turned his mic toward the crowd, making the show’s ending a jubilant, amphitheater-wide sing-along.


esh rejoins Nelson on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 27th. Nelson next performs in Columbia, Maryland, at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 19th. The country legend, who was Rolling Stone‘s cover star in May, also just announced a six-night residency in Las Vegas. The fall run, dubbed Vegas on My Mind, will take place at the Venetian Theatre with shows on October 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th.

Happy Father’s Day, Willie Nelson

Sunday, June 16th, 2019


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Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16th, 2019