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Don’t Mess With The Nelsons or Texas

There’s a new “Don’t Mess with Texas” anti-littering campaign ad and this time it features Willie Nelson‘s son, Lukas.

Who remembers Willie’s original ad?  We do!  Willie first recorded his ad in 1989, singing a little ditty inspired by “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”  The ad campaign was started in 1986 by the Texas Department of Transportation as a way to combat the rampant littering on Texas highways and lots of celebs have been a part of the campaign including Kevin Fowler, Matthew McConaughey and George Strait.  But as the campaign celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, Don’t Mess With Texas is ramping up the celebrity factor including the Eli Young Band and Nelson’s son.

In two new ad spots (one 15 seconds, another 30 seconds), Lukas can be seen playing a variation of the same tune Willie played 30 years ago, in the same spot.

Here’s one of Lukas’:

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