Austin City Limits is an annual, Texas-based music festival is scheduled to rock music lovers once again from the 6th up to the 15th of October this year. The music program, which is recorded live in Austin, Texas by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has been running yearly for over 3 decades. Its pilot episode on October 17, 1974, starred country rock star Willie Nelson. They were able to convince the TV-shy singer through dedication and keen attention to audio details. ACL was the only television show in history to ever receive the National Medal of Arts and was responsible for Austin being dubbed as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’.
Miranda Lambert, together with Ed Sheeran, and Norah Jones, will be among the frontliners for the highly anticipated concert series. They will also be joined by American indie folk band, The Head and the Heart.
Below is the schedule for the music show’s 43rd season:
Oct. 7: Ed Sheeran
Oct. 14: The Pretenders
Oct. 21: Zac Brown Band
Oct. 28: Norah Jones/Angel Olsen
Nov. 4: Miranda Lambert
Nov. 11: The Head and the Heart/Benjamin Booker
Nov. 18: ACLPresents: Americana Music Festival 2017
Country singer Miranda Lambert has already graced the show twice and Austin City Limits is proud and excited to welcome one of country music’s brightest stars for the third time. Lambert recently released her double album, The Weight of These Wings and won Album of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards. Not only that, Lambert was also awarded ACM Female Vocalist of the Year- a title she had remarkably held onto for 8 consecutive years.
Her recent achievements make Lambert a true guest of honor for the equally prestigious and immensely celebrated music show. Among other artists who havegraced the ACL spotlight include Trace Adkins, Alabama, The Allman Brothers Band, Beck, The Black Keys, Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, the late Glen Campbell, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Corinne Bailey Ray, R.E.M. and Dolly Parton.
Just recently, ACL announced a partnership with the virtual reality team from Google for the creation of a 10-part video series. The video series will be called ACL VR, and this will enable the sharing of exclusive performances and behind-the-scenes footage of participating artists in a 360-degree angle.
For tickets and additional information, visit ACL’s official website.
In the meantime’s here’s a throwback video of Miranda Lambert’s 2006 ACL performance: