Lukas Nelson and Scooter Jennings, “Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys”

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Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson – the sons of country legends Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings – proved the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when they teamed up to cover a song their fathers originally made famous of.

Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson recorded the iconic song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” for the Netflix series called The Ranch – where it was used as the sitcom’s theme song.

The country classic was written by Patsy Bruce – whose husband, Ed Bruce, was the first to record the song. It tells the tale of a man warning the mothers not to let their kids live the tough and nomadic life of a cowboy. Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings released the outlaw classic in 1978 for their duet album Waylon & Willie. And their rendition reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs

Several years later, it is Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson’s time to shine! Shooter revealed that he and Lukas had a great time while recording the song. With their undeniable talents, the two singers were able to create an alternate rhythm that tweaks the vibe a little bit from the original — allowing them to make the song like their own. Shooter also added that their fathers are their number one fans. Hence, Shooter couldn’t be more proud to have such an opportunity to sing this iconic song – most especially that he’s singing it with Lukas, whom he considers as his brother.

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