Who is Lukas Nelson? A Star is Born star's age, songs and father Willie Nelson

18 September 2018, 16:54

Lukas Nelson
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By Tom Eames

We're already tipping Lukas Nelson for an Oscar in 2019...

The talented artist has written the music for the upcoming remake of A Star is Born starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and will also appear in the movie in Bradley's backing band.

Here's all you need to know about the country singer-songwriter:

  1. Who is Lukas Nelson?

    Lukas Nelson is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the leader of the band Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real.

    Along with four studio albums, the band have been Neil Young's regular backing band since 2015.

    In October 2008, Lukas dropped out of college to pursue his music career full-time. He called Anthony LoGerfo (drummer), Tato Melgar (percussionist), Merlyn Kelly (bassist), and formed Promise of the Real.

  2. Is his father Willie Nelson?

    Yes!

    Lukas is the son of country icon Willie Nelson and wife Annie D'Angelo, who married in 1991. Lukas's immediate brother is Jacob Micah, while Willie has five other children with other partners.

  3. Lukas Nelson age: How old is he?

    Lukas Nelson was born on Christmas Day in 1988.

    He celebrates his 30th birthday in 2018.

  4. Has he written the music for A Star is Born?

    Director Bradley Cooper approached Lukas Nelson after seeing him perform at Desert Trip in October 2016, and asked him to work on the film as a music consultant.

    Nelson said he began "writing songs for the movie, just for the heck of it, and sending them over to the producer, and they started liking them.

    "Then Lady Gaga came by and I met her and we clicked. We became good friends, and we started writing together."

    Nelson began writing songs with Lady Gaga, and she provided backing vocals on two tracks on his self-titled 2017 album.

    Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real also appear in the film as Cooper's backing band.