News

Willie Nelson among inaugural inductees to Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

Willie Nelson among inaugural inductees to Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

HONORED: Willie Nelson will be among the first inductees to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Photo: Associated Press

Willie Nelson and late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble will be the inaugural inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in Texas.

Organizers of the TV concert series have set up the Hall of Fame to mark the 40th anniversary of the Austin City Limits program.

Show creator Bill Arhos will also be inducted alongside Nelson and Vaughan at a gala on April 29.

Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris and Nelson’s son Lukas will perform at the event.

The first Hall of Fame honorees all have Texas roots.

The 40th season of Austin City Limits will begin with a Nine Inch Nails concert, which will air in America on April 5.

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor says, “We’ve waited a long time to do anything like this. We never thought we’d see the day when Nine Inch Nails would set foot on the ACL stage.”

Recent Headlines

in National

Obama sends team to Texas to assess National Guard deployment

Fresh
obama

The President has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the border.

in National, World

Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation ‘within reach’

Fresh
clinton

An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided and help increased, former U.S. President Bill Clinton says.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 24

elton-john

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Local Sports

WSU’s Leach looking to build on last year’s bowl game

Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

The Cougars return eight starters, including school record setting, senior quarterback Connor Halliday, from a 6-and-7 campaign last season.

in Local Sports

USC’s Sarkisian happy for the University of Washington

Southern California head coach Steve Sarkisian takes questions at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

USC's Sarkisian on the Huskies: "I can honestly say I'll be rooting for them this fall."