Five of Nelson’s offspring all appear on When the Saints Go Marching In, which will be released on 6 October
Jasper, Willie’s 19-year-old son, sings a heartfelt country ballad for his new LP, When the Saints Go Marching In, which will be released on 6 October.
Jasper, who was born in South Africa, has been busy working on his first solo album. Nelson said of his son’s first work that “it’s songs he wants to sing, the songs he feels have meaning to him”.
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The eldest child, Annie, is the first of Willie’s children to play the Nashville prison system singing about “Justice in a Texas Jail”. Eldest brother Micah, the youngest of Willie and his first wife’s children, and first daughter Leticia, have both appeared on the Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers’s This Christmas album.
Jasper, meanwhile, who formed the band the White Soda Boys in 2015 and released their debut album as the White Soda Boys in 2017, plays saxophone. Although there are no more sons in the family, Jason, Rick and Daron, Nelson has said he’s “proud of the fact I’ve had the opportunity to have grown up with all five of them and spread my DNA around”.
Nelson has three grandchildren, Lil, Riviera and Miller, and is an aunt to Bob Dylan’s youngest grandson, Kane. Nelson’s 91st birthday will be celebrated on 16 September.