Lukas Autry Nelson is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and philanthropist who began his career playing shows with his father, country music singer Willie Nelson, in the early 2000s. He joined his father's band at the age of 13, touring as his rhythm guitarist and learning the logistics of tours and being on the road. Nelson attended Loyola Marymount University, where he formed the band Promise of the Real in 2008. The band produced a pair of full-length LPs in 2010 and 2012 while touring; on the side, he worked with his father on his 2012 album, Heroes, which featured a number of father-and-son vocal-and-guitar duets. For his next project, Nelson and Promise of the Real collaborated with Neil Young on 2015 album The Monsanto Years and toured together. In 2016, Nelson and his band produced another album, Something Real. That album was followed in August 2017 by the album Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.