Songwriters and musicians will come together to honor their friends October 12 when the 2016 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place! Just look at the names: Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Mavis Staples will honor Kris Kristofferson, BB King and Bonnie Raitt!
Nelson and Crowell will recognize their longtime friend Kristofferson, while B.B. King will be inducted by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and Raitt will be presented with her official Hall of Fame title by acclaimed blues singer Mavis Staples. The ceremony will also feature a series of musical tributes by the presenters and other special guests in honor of each individual honoree. Unfortunately, the event’s already sold out but fans will see highlights from the show during a special episode of “Austin City Limits,” which will air on PBS this New Year’s Eve.