Tyler Childers Joins Lukas Nelson for “Old Country Church” in Luck


Willie Nelson’s annual Luck Reunion happens on the Thursday of SXSW in Austin every year. And since it’s inception over a decade ago, the Luck Reunion has birthed some incredibly memorable moments. One people will be talking about for a long, long time just happened during Lukas Nelson’s set when Tyler Childers showed up in a skull cap and scarf for a rendition of “Old Country Church” in the old country church that rests on the grounds of Luck, TX.

It was already unprecedented that Tyler Childers would even play an event as small as the Luck Reunion. At this time, Childers is selling out arenas coast to coat, and sometimes on multiple nights. To see him perform in the tiny Luck, TX church (fire marshal capacity: 49) really is a sight to see. To see Childers perform “Old Country Church” in Luck, TX’s iconic old country church with Willie’s son Lukas just takes it to another level.

“Old Country Church” is a song that appears on Tyler’s 2022 album Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven. It was originally written by J.W. Vaughan. Luck, TX is the old west town Willie Nelson built at his ranch just outside of Austin, TX as the set for the film version of Red Headed Stranger in 1986.

Childers will also be taking the main stage at Luck later in the evening.

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Willie Nelson’s church in Luck, TX
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