Rosanne Cash and Roy Orbison will join the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, along with
Held at the long-running PBS series’ home, ACL Live at the Moody Theater in downtown
A special New Year’s Eve episode of Austin City Limits will recap musical highlights and the artists’ induction into the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2014 with the inaugural class that included Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, musician/producer Lloyd Maines, program creator Bill Arhos and Darrell Royal. In 2015, honorees were Asleep at the Wheel, Loretta Lynn, Guy Clark, Flaco Jiménez and Townes Van Zandt, along with the original crew of the show’s first season, which got underway in 1974. Last year, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt and B.B. King were added, along with the concert series’ former executive producer Dick Peterson. Nelson led the Kristofferson tribute with a performance of his longtime friend’s classic, “Me and Bobby McGee.” Season 43 of Austin City Limits premieres this fall on PBS.
Cash gave the first of her seven performances on Austin City Limits in 1983, the same year Orbison made what would be his sole appearance on the show. The Neville Brothers first took the stage in 1979, returning in 1986 and 1995. Austin City Limits and the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame are produced by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. KLRU is a non-profit organization providing public television and educational resources to