‘Austin City Limits’ Announces First Half Of Season 48 Lineup, Including Parker McCollum, Brandi Carlile, Robert Earl Keen, And More

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Jim Wright

Austin City Limits is BACK for Season 48.

The longest-running music television show in history, which started its first episode with Willie Nelson back in 1974, will return on October 1st with a stacked lineup.

Brandi Carlile will kick things off for the first episode, marking her third ACL appearance, and Texas’ own Parker McCollum will make his ACL debut with the legendary Robert Earl Keen on October 29th.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will also make their first appearance on the show in 10 years on November 5th, with Allison Russell making her own ACL debut on the heels of her 2022 triple Grammy-nominated solo debut album, Outside Child, on October 22nd.

Other performers this season include Japanese Breakfest and Arlo Parks, Sylvan Esso and Lucius, as well as Cimafunk and The Tribe.

Longtime ACL executive producer Terry Lickona says they’re looking forward to bringing a diverse and eclectic group of artists to their iconic show, and showcasing all of their music on such a big platform:

“We’re especially proud of what is truly a historic line-up for our new season, and we’re only half-way there.

Never before have we showcased such an amazing mix of such diverse and eclectic female artists, each making their mark on contemporary music with their own unique talents.

We continue our musical journey from Country to Funk, plus the return of a tried-and-true favorite.”

ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide, and full episodes are made available to stream online immediately following the initial broadcast.

The second half of the Season 48 lineup will be announced at a later date.

ACL first half of Season 48 Lineup:

October 1st — Brandi Carlile
October 8th — Japanese Breakfast/Arlo Parks
October 15th — Sylvan Esso/Lucius
October 22nd — Allison Russell/The Weather Station
October 29th — Parker McCollum/Robert Earl Keen
November 5th — Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
November 12th — Cimafunk and The Tribe

Until the new season airs, though, you simply can’t beat Willie singing his country classic “Always on My Mind” at Austin City Limits back in 1990:

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