Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel to Be Inducted Into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Other inductees this year include Townes Van Zandt, songwriter Guy Clark and Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jiménez. Each of the inductees has performed multiple times on the famed 'Austin City Limits' TV show, which is currently celebrating its 40th season.
“I am truly honored to be included in this year’s ACL Hall of Fame,” Asleep at the Wheel founder Ray Benson says. “Over the years, I have appeared in numerous episodes, both as a featured performer and a guest performer, and I cannot imagine our 45-year career without the exposure that 'ACL' afforded us."
Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble were among the first inductees at last year's inaugural ACL Hall of Fame ceremony. Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Lukas Nelson, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mike Farris, Buddy Guy and Doyle Bramhall II were the musical guests for the celebration.
“There are other Halls of Fame, but none quite like this,” says ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona. “’Austin City Limits’ has become a unique American institution in both the worlds of popular music and television. It has such a rich history and legacy that we decided it was time to celebrate and honor the artists and individuals who made it what it is today.”
Asleep at the Wheel are scheduled to perform for the upcoming season of 'ACL,' as part of a special Bob Wills tribute, along with the Avett Brothers and Amos Lee. See the entire schedule for 'Austin City Limits' here.