Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
His two sons Lukas and Micah with the band Promise of the Real have backed Neil Young on his single “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop” which is from Young’s concept album The Monsanto Years which was set for release at the end of June 2015.The song is aimed at Starbucks, Monsanto, and genetically modified food. By the end of May 2015, the song was Video of the week on the Food Consumer website.