John Prine & Trisha Yearwood Announced As ‘Austin City Limits’ Hall Of Fame Inductees For 2023

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Two great artists to be honored on one of the longest-running musical television shows.

Austin City Limits, which premiered in 1974, has been a stage for artists of all genres to come and share their music, but country music has always had a prominent spotlight.

Each year they induct artists that have made a significant impact on the television stream into the Hall Of Fame.

And yesterday they announced their two inductees for 2023: John Prine and Trisha Yearwood.

“Austin City Limits is proud to announce the newest class of Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductees, recognizing two beacons of American music: Celebrated country superstar Trisha Yearwood and late songwriting giant John Prine.

The ACL Hall of Fame celebrates this stellar pair of pioneering artists with longtime ties to ACL. The 2023 ACL Hall of Fame inductees will be saluted at a star-studded ceremony to be held October 26, 2023, 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. Musical highlights and inductions from the ceremony will air on PBS in 2024.”

I can’t think of two better artists to honor than the late John Prine and a trailblazer like Trisha Yearwood.

John Prine made an incredible eight appearances on the show, even headlining his own episodes, while Trisha Yearwood has made four appearances on the stage.

Prine and Yearwood will soon stand next two some of the other phenomenal artists that made a lasting impact on the show, like Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Townes Van Zandt, and last year’s inductees of Sheryl Crow and Joe Ely.

If you want to see the ACL Live ceremony in person, tickets go on sale on June 23rd and can be purchased here.

But in the meantime, take a look at some fantastic ACL moments among the two artists.

John Prine performing “That’s The Way That The World Goes Round” from 1978.

“Angel From Montgomery” from Prine’s 2018 appearance.

“There She Goes” from 1983.

Trisha Yearwood’s entire performance from 2000.

Live from 1996. The classics you know and love are in this performance, like “XXX’s And OOO’s (An American Girl).”


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