B.B. King, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt Named To Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame
January 28, 2016 at 2:04 PM (PT)
The late B.B. KING, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON and BONNIE RAITT are the newest inductees to the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS HALL OF FAME. The three will be celebrated at a ceremony highlighted by all-star music performances to be held OCTOBER 12th at AUSTIN's ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER. The event will be open to the public and ticket onsale information will be announced at a later date.
The announcement was made last night by KLRU-TV AUSTIN PBS General Manager BILL STOTESBERY. "We established the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS HALL OF FAME to pay special tribute to the people that have helped make the show the standard bearer for music on television. Now in its third year, we're proud to honor three incredible performers. Each one has a catalog of work that has influenced generations and been a vital part of the history of 'AUSTIN CITY LIMITS.'"
Legendary bluesman B.B. KING made two classic appearances on "AUSTIN CITY LIMITS," in 1983 and 1996. KRISTOFFERSON debuted on ACL in 1982, returning in 1997 and 2010 and for ACL’s 40th anniversary special in 2014. RAITT has played an invaluable role in ACL’s history, with standout performances on the series in 1984, 2002 and 2012 and returning for the 40th anniversary special in 2014.
ACL will soon be announcing the first round of new programs for its upcoming Season 42, which begins taping in MARCH.