Lukas Nelson’s Cover Of Ray Charles’ “Drown In My Own Tears” Is Absolutely Perfect

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Lukas Nelson singin’ the blues.

He shared a fantastic cover of Ray Charles’ 1956 hit “Drown In My Own Tears” over on Instagram, and definitely put a little bit of a country spin on it that sounds great.

The song was written by Henry Glover and originally called “I’ll Drown in My Tears,” though Charles made it most famous when he released it as a single with Atlantic records in 1956.

It ultimately became his third #1 single on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, and was one of the most important hits he released while signed to Atlantic, which also influenced him to find his famously talented backing group the Raelettes.

Of course, Lukas’ dad, the great Willie Nelson, worked with Charles many times throughout his career. Notably, they collaborated on “Seven Spanish Angels,” which became a #1 hit on the country charts and a fan-favorite in the red headed stranger’s catalog.

In addition, Willie Nelson was extremely influenced by the blues, so it’s cool to see Lukas shining light on an old classic like this and doing such a damn good job:

“A little bit of ‘Drown In My Own Tears’ by Ray Charles…”

Seriously, I could watch this all damn day…

“Drown In My Own Tears”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock