Lukas Nelson stopped by the show Freewheelin’ on Road Dog Trucking Radio (Ch. 146), where he caught up with hosts Meredith Ochs and Chris Tsakis. During the interview, he shared a story about the time country icon Kris Kristofferson brought Muhammad Ali to his dad Willie Nelson’s home in Hawaii. Lukas said that he started playing Kristofferson’s song Help Me Make It Through The Night.
“I grabbed a guitar, and I sang Help Me Make It Through The Night, which is one of Kris’ songs,” he said. “And then Kris and dad fell in with the harmony, so we got to sing Help Me Make It Through The Night for Muhammad Ali, and you could see him tearing up a little bit. It was special.”
Meredith and Chris were then granted an impromptu performance of the tune!
Freewheelin’ airs on Road Dog Trucking Radio weekdays at 11 am ET. The show rebroadcasts weekdays at 8 pm ET and weekends at 11 am ET.