Trisha Yearwood and the late songwriting giant John Prine will be honored as the newest inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.
Yearwood and Prine will be saluted at a star-studded ceremony to be held on Oct. 26 at ACL’s studio home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. More information about guest performers, presenters and additional guest stars will be announced prior to the event. The event will be open to the public and tickets will be on sale June 23 at acltv.com/hall-of-fame.
“John Prine and Trisha Yearwood represent both the growth and continuity of ACL’s legacy,” says longtime ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona. “John was the consummate songwriter whose body of work on ACL spans decades. Trisha was one of a new breed of women in country music, and one of the first to recognize ACL’s value and impact. They are foundational artists in ACL’s rich legacy.”
“Appearing on Austin City Limits for the first time in 1992 was a rite of passage for me as an artist,” says Yearwood. “After watching all of my heroes grace that stage, walking onto it myself was a spiritual experience. I am so honored to go into the ACL Hall of Fame, made even sweeter by going in alongside my friend John Prine. Getting to sing with John was one of the highlights of my career, and I’m proud to share the evening honoring his memory.”
“We are delighted and honored that Austin City Limits will induct John into its esteemed Hall of Fame,” says Fiona Whelan Prine. “ACL is an important institution, celebrating the very best of American music and performances. John was always proud to appear on Austin City Limits. This induction would be a proud moment for him to join some of the artists he most admired. It is especially meaningful that he will be inducted alongside his dear friend, and duet partner, Trisha Yearwood.”
Musical highlights and inductions from the ceremony will air on PBS in 2024.
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