(AUSTIN, TX) – Austin City Limits (ACL) Hall of Fame will welcome the
unstoppable Buddy Guy, Louisiana native and world-known blues musician.
Joining Buddy Guy in the induction will be singer and songwriting
legends Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin. The inductees will be
saluted at a star-studded ceremony on October 24, 2019. The ceremony will take
place at ACL’s studio home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, in downtown Austin,
Living legend and one of the last of his generation of blues musicians
(and recent GRAMMY winner), Buddy Guy is undeniably a perfect addition to
ACL’s Hall of Fame. The singer and guitarist is one of the most influential
axemen of the twentieth century, impacting Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi
Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keith Richards and more. Starting his career 50
years ago, Buddy Guy’s astonishing career highlights include the 2015 Grammy
Lifetime Achievement Award, eight Grammy Awards, thirty-seven Blues Music
Awards, twenty-three W.C. Handy Awards, the Kennedy Center Honor, Billboard
Music Awards; Century Award, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Established in 2014, the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame celebrates the
legacy of legendary artists and key individuals who have played a vital part in
the pioneering music series remarkable 45 years as a music institution. The
group of music legends and collaborators honored each year since 2014 has
featured a remarkably diverse selection. Artists such as Kris Kristofferson,
Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash, the Neville Brothers, and
many more have been honored in years past. Last year’s fifth anniversary class
featured the inductions of Ray Charles, Marcia Ball and Los Lobos.
More information about performers, host, presenters and additional guest
stars will be announced prior to the event. Musical highlights and inductions
from the ceremony will air on PBS later this year.
The event will be open to the public and tickets will be on sale this spring here. Sponsor packages are available now here. All proceeds benefit KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.