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2016 ACL Hall of Fame Announces Presenters

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Austin City Limits is bringing in some big names to present at the 2016 ACL Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 12. Rodney Crowell, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons and Mavis Staples are all set to honor this year’s inductees.

The iconic singers will pull double-duty as both performers and presenters for the sold-out event in Austin, Texas, as Kris Kristofferson, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt enter the Hall of Fame.

Kristofferson will receive his honors from country music pioneers Rodney Crowell and Willie Nelson, performing a tribute to the singer-songwriter who is an ACL vet, having performed on the show four times since his debut in 1982.

Blues great King will be inducted by Billy Gibbons, performing with the late singer’s band, B.B. King’s Blues Band. The ZZ Top vocalist and some of King’s original band members will also be joined by growing blues sensation Gary Clark Jr., as well as Hall of Fame honorees Nelson and Bonnie Raitt.

Speaking of Raitt, she’s also getting inducted into the ACL Hall of Fame with legendary rhythm and blues singer Mavis Staples doing the honors. Staples will induct Raitt in a performance with blues giant Taj Mahal, as well as Mr. Nelson.

The 2016 ACL Hall of Fame induction ceremony is slated for Oct. 12 at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Performance highlights and inductee tributes from the sold-out show will also air as a special Hall of Fame episode of Austin City Limits on PBS New Year’s Eve. More information can be found on the event’s official website.

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